Owariasahi, Aichi

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Location
35°12'59"N
137°02'07"E
Country
 Japan
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Description

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, 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

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

Aichi Prefecture Moriyama-ku, Nagoya Seto Nagakute

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, the population of Owariasahi has been increasing rapidly over the past 50 years.

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 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.

History

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, the new city was named Owariasahi.

Government

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

Nagoya Management Junior College Nagoya Sangyo University 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

Railways

Meitetsu – Seto Line Inba - Asahi-mae - Owari Asahi - Sangō

Highways

Tōmei Expressway National Route 363

Notable people from Owariasahi

Hiromitsu Kanehara, mixed martial artist
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