Miyoshi, Aichi

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Miyoshi

みよし市
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Skyline of MiyoshiCity
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Location of Miyoshi in Aichi Prefecture
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Miyoshi
 
Coordinates: 35°5′22″N137°4′29.4″E / 35.08944°N 137.074833°E / 35.08944; 137.074833 Coordinates: 35°5′22″N137°4′29.4″E / 35.08944°N 137.074833°E / 35.08944; 137.074833
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi
Area
  Total32.19 km2 (12.43 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total62,782
  Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Pinus thunbergii
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number0561-32-2111
AddressKozaka 50-banchi, Miyoshi-shi, Aichi-ken 470-0295
Website Official website
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Miyoshi city hall
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Miyoshi Daichochin Matsuri

Miyoshi (みよし市, Miyoshi-shi) is a city located in central Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 62,782 in 24,260 households, [1] and a population density of 1,950 persons per km2. The total area of the city was 32.19 square kilometres (12.43 sq mi).

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Geography

Miysohi is situated in central Aichi Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [2] the population of Miyoshi has grown drastically over the past 60 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 6,833    
1950 9,372+37.2%
1960 9,161−2.3%
1970 19,734+115.4%
1980 28,522+44.5%
1990 32,241+13.0%
2000 47,684+47.9%
2010 60,099+26.0%

Climate

The city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Miyoshi is 15.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1598 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 28.08 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.1 °C. [3]

History

“Miyoshi” as a local place name appears in documents in the Edo period. Miyoshi Village was created within Nishikamo District, Aichi Prefecture on October 1, 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system in the early Meiji period. Miyoshi merged with neighboring villages in 1906 to reach its present geographic borders and was raised to town status on April 1, 1958. During 2003–2005, discussions were held to merge Miyoshi with the city of Toyota, but the merger proposal was strongly opposed by the majority of the inhabitants of Miyoshi. As a result, the merger did not take place, and instead Miyoshi was elevated to city status on January 4, 2010. With its change in status, Miyoshi changed the spelling of its name from kanji (三好) to hiragana (みよし)

Government

Miyoshi has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 20 members. The city contributes one member to the Aichi Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Aichi District 11 of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Economy

Miyoshi is a regional commercial center, and has a very industrial economy, with many factories producing automobiles or automotive-related components, mostly connected with Toyota Corporation. Residual agriculture is mostly horticulture

Education

Transportation

Railway

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Highway

Sister cities

Notable people from Miyoshi

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