Toyoake

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Toyoake

豊明市
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Okehazama Old Battlefield
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Toyoake
 
Coordinates: 35°03′3.1″N137°0′46.2″E / 35.050861°N 137.012833°E / 35.050861; 137.012833 Coordinates: 35°03′3.1″N137°0′46.2″E / 35.050861°N 137.012833°E / 35.050861; 137.012833
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi
Government
  MayorHidekatsu Aiba
Area
  Total23.22 km2 (8.97 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total69,525
  Density3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Zelkova
- Flower Sunflower
Phone number0562-92-1111
Address1-1 Komochimatsu, Shinden-chō, Toyoake-shi, Aichi-ken 470-1195
Website Official website

Toyoake (豊明市, Toyoake-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 69,525 in 30,185 households, [1] and a population density of 2,994 persons per km². The total area of the city is 23.22 square kilometres (8.97 sq mi).

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Geography

Toyoake is located in the coastal flatlands of central Aichi Prefecture, bordering the Nagoya metropolis.

Surrounding municipalities

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [2] the population of Toyoake exploded during the 1970s and has continued to grow.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 6,402    
1930 6,921+8.1%
1940 7,872+13.7%
1950 11,646+47.9%
1960 15,366+31.9%
1970 29,776+93.8%
1980 54,667+83.6%
1990 62,160+13.7%
2000 66,495+7.0%
2010 69,727+4.9%

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 Toyoake is 15.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1586 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 4.3 °C. [3]

History

The area of modern Toyoake was part of Owari Province and was the location of many battles during the Sengoku period, one of them being the Battle of Okehazama. It was part of the holdings of Owari Domain under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. With the establishment of the modern municipalities system in 1888, Toyoake Village was created within Aichi District, Aichi. Toyoake became a town on January 1, 1951, and was elevated to city status on August 1, 1982.

Government

Toyoake 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.

Economy

Due to its proximity to the Nagoya metropolis, Toyoake is largely a bedroom community with some light manufacturing and product distribution.

Education

Universities and Colleges

Primary and secondary schools

Toyoake has nine public elementary schools and three public junior high schools operated by the city government, and one public high schools operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education. There is also one private junior high school and one private high school. The prefecture also operates one special education school for the handicapped.

International schools

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Transportation

Railway

Meitetsu logomark 2.svg MeitetsuNagoya Main Line

Highway

Sister city relations

Local attractions

Places

Events

Notable people from Toyoake

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References

  1. Toyoake City official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. Toyoake population statistics
  3. Toyoake climate data
  4. "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  5. Kimiyasu Kudo