Owariasahi

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Owariasahi
尾張旭市
Pavilion in Forest park of Aichi Prefecture.jpg
Flag of Owariasahi
Official seal of Owariasahi
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 (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]

Skyline of Owariasahi
Ima Pond

Owariasahi is located in west-central Aichi Prefecture, north of the Nagoya metropolis. The Aichi Prefectural Forest Park covers approximately 15% of its area.

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] 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%

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Aichi Prefecture

History[edit]

Late modern period[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.

Contemporary history[edit]

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 City hall

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.

External relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

National[edit]

Education[edit]

University[edit]

College[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Owariasahi has nine public elementary schools and three public junior high schools operated by the city government, and one public high school operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

Conventional lines[edit]

Meitetsu logomark 2.svgMeitetsu

Roads[edit]

Expressway[edit]

Japan National Route[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Asahi Castle

Historic sites[edit]

  • Shiroyama Park
    • Asahi Castle
    • Skyward Asahi

Parks[edit]

Notable people from Owariasahi[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]