Taketoyo

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Taketoyo

武豊町
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Taketoyo Town Office
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Taketoyo
 
Coordinates: 34°51′3.8″N136°54′53″E / 34.851056°N 136.91472°E / 34.851056; 136.91472 Coordinates: 34°51′3.8″N136°54′53″E / 34.851056°N 136.91472°E / 34.851056; 136.91472
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi
District Chita
Area
  Total26.38 km2 (10.19 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total43,147
  Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora
- Flower Camellia sasanqua
Phone number0569-72-1111
Address2 Nagaoyama, Taketoyo-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-2406
Website Official website

Taketoyo (武豊町, Taketoyo-chō) is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 43,147 in 18,392 households, [1] and a population density of 1,636 persons per km2. The total area of the town was 26.38 square kilometres (10.19 sq mi).

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Geography

Taketoyo is located in the northeast corner of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, bordered by Mikawa Bay to the east. Part of the town's area is within the borders of the Mikawa Wan Quasi-National Park.

Neighboring municipalities

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [2] the population of Taketoyo has been increasing over the past 70 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 10,790    
1950 15,504+43.7%
1960 17,103+10.3%
1970 25,575+49.5%
1980 33,924+32.6%
1990 38,105+12.3%
2000 39,993+5.0%
2010 42,416+6.1%

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 Taketoyo is 15.5 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1672 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.5 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.6 °C. [3]

History

The village of Taketoyo was established within Chita District, Aichi by the early Meiji period establishment of the modern municipalities system on October 1, 1889. Taketoyo was raised to town status on February 15, 1891.

An Imperial decree in July 1899 established Taketoyo as an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom. [4]

On October 5, 1954, Taketoyo annexed the neighboring village of Fuki, also from Chita District.

Economy

Due to its location near the Greater Nagoya metropolis and the port facilities at the Port of Kinuura, Taketoyo is home to numerous factories, including glass manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. Chubu Electric Power also has a large electrical generating facility, the Taketoyo Thermal Power Station, which provides substantial employment and tax revenues. The traditional industries in the town center around the production of soy sauce, miso and cotton products.

Education

Transportation

Railway

JR logo (central).svg Central Japan Railway Company - Taketoyo Line

Meitetsu logomark 2.svg MeitetsuKōwa Line

Meitetsu logomark 2.svg MeitetsuChita New Line

Highway

Notable people from Taketoyo

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References

  1. Taketoyo Town official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. Taketoyo population statistics
  3. Taketoyo climate data
  4. US Department of State. (1906). A digest of international law as embodied in diplomatic discussions, treaties and other international agreements (John Bassett Moore, ed.), Vol. 5, p. 759.
  5. "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.

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