Owariasahi

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Owariasahi

尾張旭市
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Flag of Owariasahi
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Official seal of Owariasahi
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Location of Owariasahi in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Owariasahi in Aichi Prefecture
Owariasahi is located in Japan
Owariasahi
Owariasahi
 
Coordinates: 35°12′59.5″N 137°02′7.3″E / 35.216528°N 137.035361°E / 35.216528; 137.035361Coordinates: 35°12′59.5″N 137°02′7.3″E / 35.216528°N 137.035361°E / 35.216528; 137.035361
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureAichi
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 zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCamphor Laurel
- FlowerSunflower
Phone number0561-53-2111
Address2600-1 Hadara, Higashi-Ōmichi-chō, Owariasahi-shi, Aichi-ken 488-8666
WebsiteOfficial website
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).

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

Demographics[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

Meitetsu logomark 2.svg MeitetsuSeto Line

Highways[edit]

Notable people from Owariasahi[edit]

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