Takahama, Aichi

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Takahama

高浜市
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View of Takayama City from Oyama Park
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Takahama
 
Coordinates: 34°55′39″N136°59′16″E / 34.92750°N 136.98778°E / 34.92750; 136.98778 Coordinates: 34°55′39″N136°59′16″E / 34.92750°N 136.98778°E / 34.92750; 136.98778
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi
Government
Area
  Total13.11 km2 (5.06 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total48,736
  Density3,700/km2 (9,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora
- Flower Chrysanthemum
Phone number0566-52-1111
AddressAoki-chō, Tahakama-shi, Aichi-ken 444-1398
Website Official website
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Takahama City Hall

Takahama (高浜市, Takahama-shi) is a city located in central Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 48,736 in 20,500 households, [1] and a population density of 3,717 persons per km2. The total area of the city is 13.11 square kilometres (5.06 sq mi).

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Geography

Takahama is situated in south-central Aichi Prefecture, on Kinuura Bay at the head of Atsumi Peninsula.

Neighboring municipalities

Aichi Prefecture

Economy

Industries:

Chicken Farming

Wood Processing

Automobile Manufacturing

Ceramic Industry [2]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [3] the population of Takahama has been relatively steady over the past 50 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 14,819    
1950 19,120+29.0%
1960 20,853+9.1%
1970 31,102+49.1%
1980 31,548+1.4%
1990 33,478+6.1%
2000 38,127+13.9%
2010 43,983+15.4%

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 Takahama is 15.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1592 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.8 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.4 °C. [4]

History

Takahama Village was created within Hekikai District on October 1, 1889. It was raised to town status on July 9, 1900, and annexed neighboring Yoshihama and Takatori villages on May 1, 1906. Takahama was raised to city status on December 1, 1970, at which time Hekikai District ceased to exist.

Government

Takahama has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 16 members. The city contributes one member to the Aichi Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Aichi District 13 of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Education

Takahama has five public elementary schools and two public junior high schools operated by the city government, and two public high school operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education. There is also one private high school.

Notable people

Transportation

Railways

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Highways

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References

  1. Takahama City official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. "三州の瓦製造はいつから?|瓦の歴史(三州瓦)|瓦Web‐人にやさしい三州瓦‐愛知県陶器瓦工業組合". www.kawara.gr.jp. Retrieved 2020-04-29.
  3. Takahama population statistics
  4. Takahama climate data