Tōei, Aichi

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Tōei

東栄町
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Tōei town hall
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Location of Tōei in[Aichi Prefecture
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Tōei
 
Coordinates: 35°4′36.3″N137°41′52.1″E / 35.076750°N 137.697806°E / 35.076750; 137.697806 Coordinates: 35°4′36.3″N137°41′52.1″E / 35.076750°N 137.697806°E / 35.076750; 137.697806
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi
District Kitashitara
Area
  Total123.38 km2 (47.64 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total3,033
  Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• Tree Cryptomeria
• Flower Lilium auratum
• Bird Japanese bush-warbler
Phone number0536-76-0501
AddressHongo, Tōei-mura, Kitashitara-gun, Aichi-ken 449-0292
Website Official website
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Hana Matsuri

Tōei (東栄町, Tōei-chō) is a town located in Kitashitara District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 3,033 in 1438 households, [1] and a population density of 24.6 persons per km2. The total area of the town was 123.38 square kilometres (47.64 sq mi).

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Geography

Tōei is located in the extreme northeast corner of Aichi Prefecture. Over 90 percent of the town's area is covered by 700 to 1000 meter mountains and forest, and much of the town is within the borders of the Tenryū-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park.

Neighboring municipalities

Aichi Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [2] the population of Tōei has decreased drastically, and is now a third of what it was in 1960.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1960 10,843    
1970 7,706−28.9%
1980 6,236−19.1%
1990 5,441−12.7%
2000 4,717−13.3%
2010 3,758−20.3%

Climate

The town has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Tōeiis 14.5 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2101 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.1 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3.4 °C. [3]

History

During the Edo period all of present Tōei was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. After the Meiji Restoration, the area was organized into several villages within Kitashitara District, Aichi including Hongō, Miwa, Midono, Furikusa and Sono with the establishment of the modern municipalities system. In 1900, a portion of Hongō Village split off to become Shimokawa Village. Hongō was elevated to town status on October 1, 1921.

On April 1, 1955 Hongō Town merged with the neighboring villages of Midono, Shimokawa and Sono to form the town of Tōei. The village of Miwa joined the new town the following year, on July 1, 1956.

Economy

The primary industry of Tōei is small-scale forestry, and agriculture. The town derives some renenue from hydroelectric power generation.

Education

Tōei has one public elementary school and one public junior high school operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.

Transportation

Railway

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Highway

Local attractions

Notes

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