Owariasahi

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Owariasahi

尾張旭市
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Location of Owariasahi in Aichi Prefecture
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Owariasahi
 
Coordinates: 35°12′59.5″N137°02′7.3″E / 35.216528°N 137.035361°E / 35.216528; 137.035361 Coordinates: 35°12′59.5″N137°02′7.3″E / 35.216528°N 137.035361°E / 35.216528; 137.035361
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi
Government
  - MayorKazumi Mori
Area
  Total21.03 km2 (8.12 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total81,954
  Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Camphor Laurel
- Flower Sunflower
Phone number0561-53-2111
Address2600-1 Hadara, Higashi-Ōmichi-chō, Owariasahi-shi, Aichi-ken 488-8666
Website Official website
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Owariasahi City hall

Owariasahi (尾張旭市, Owariasahi-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 81,954 in 35,583 households, [1] and a population density of 3,897 persons per km². The total area of the city is 21.03 square kilometres (8.12 sq mi).

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Geography

Owariasahi is located in west-central Aichi Prefecture, north of the Nagoya metropolis. The Aichi Prefectural Forest Park covers approximately 15% of its area.

Surrounding municipalities

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [2] the population of Owariasahi has been increasing rapidly over the past 50 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 8,082    
1950 12,040+49.0%
1960 18,577+54.3%
1970 33,634+81.1%
1980 53,151+58.0%
1990 65,675+23.6%
2000 75,066+14.3%
2010 81,143+8.1%

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 Owariasahi is 15.5 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1665 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 28.0 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.0 °C. [3]

History

During the early Meiji period establishment of the modern municipalities system, the villages of Inba, Arai, and Yatsushiro were created within Higashikasugai District, Aichi. The three villages merged to form the village of Asahi on July 16, 1906. Asahi was proclaimed a town on August 5, 1948. Asahi was raised to city status on December 1, 1970. In order to prevent confusion with the city of Asahi, Chiba or the town of Asahi, Aichi, the new city was named Owariasahi.

Government

Owariasahi 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 7 of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Education

Transportation

Railways

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Highways

Notable people from Owariasahi

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