Nagakute

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Nagakute

長久手市
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Site of Expo 2005
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Nagakute
 
Coordinates: 35°11′2.4″N137°02′55.3″E / 35.184000°N 137.048694°E / 35.184000; 137.048694 Coordinates: 35°11′2.4″N137°02′55.3″E / 35.184000°N 137.048694°E / 35.184000; 137.048694
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi
Government
  MayorIppei Yoshida
Area
  Total21.55 km2 (8.32 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total61,503
  Density2,900/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Maple
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number0561-63-1111
Address60-1 Yazako, Shironouchi, Nagakute-shi, Aichi, Japan 480-1196
Website Official website
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Nagakute city hall
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Nagakute (長久手市, Nagakute-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 61,503 in 24,352 households, [1] and a population density of 2,854 persons per km2. The total area of the city is 21.55 square kilometres (8.32 sq mi). Nagakute is a member of the World Health Organization’s Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC). [2]

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Geography

Nagakute is located in the Owari Hills of central Aichi Prefecture, at an elevation of 43 to 184 meters, and is bordered by the metropolis of Nagoya to the west. Thirteen rivers flow through the city.

Neighboring municipalities

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [3] the population of Nagakute has increased dramatically over the past 50 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 5,138    
1950 6,638+29.2%
1960 6,639+0.0%
1970 11,317+70.5%
1980 18,610+64.4%
1990 33,714+81.2%
2000 43,306+28.5%
2010 52,399+21.0%

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 Nagakute is 15.5 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1641 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.9 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.0 °C. [4]

History

During the Sengoku period, the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute was held in this vicinity. During the Edo period area of modern Nagakute was part of the holdings of Owari Domain. Nagakute Village was established within Aichi District on May 10, 1906 through the merger of the hamlets of Nagakute (different spelling as 長湫村), Kamigō and Yazako. Nagakute was elevated to town status on April 1, 1971. Expo 2005 was a major boost to the local economy, and led to the construction of the Linimo, a commercial linear motor train, to connect the area with the Nagoya metropolis. Nagakute was elevated to city status on January 4, 2012.

Government

Nagakute has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 18 members. The city contributes one member to the Aichi Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Aichi District 7 of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Economy

Due to its location, Nagakute's economy is centered around the automobile industry. Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. is located in the city, as is electrical systems manufacturer Nitto Kogyo. Nagakute is also the head office of the Aichi Rapid Transit Co., Ltd., better known as the manufacturer of the Linimo Maglev High Speed Surface Transport.

Education

Higher education

Primary education

International Schools

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Sister city relations

Local attractions

Notable people from Nagakute

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References

  1. Nagakute City official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. Alliance for Healthy Cities official home page
  3. Nagakute population statistics
  4. Nagakute climate data
  5. "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

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