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Chita (知多市, Chita-shi) is a city in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Chita

知多市
Sori Greenery & Flora Fureai Park
Sori Greenery & Flora Fureai Park
Flag of Chita
Flag
Official seal of Chita
Seal
Location of Chita in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Chita in Aichi Prefecture
Chita is located in Japan
Chita
Chita
 
Coordinates: 35°00′N 136°52′E / 35.000°N 136.867°E / 35.000; 136.867Coordinates: 35°00′N 136°52′E / 35.000°N 136.867°E / 35.000; 136.867
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureAichi Prefecture
DistrictChita (formerly)
Government
 • MayorIsao Kato
Area
 • Total45.76 km2 (17.67 sq mi)
Population
 (November 2011)
 • Total84,589
 • Density1,850/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeMyrica rubra
- FlowerAzalea
Phone number(0562)33-3151
Address1-banchi Midori-cho, Chita-shi, Aichi-ken 478-8601
Websitewww.city.chita.aichi.jp
Streetscape of Okada
Chita City hall
Chita cotton

As of 2011, the town had an estimated population of 84,598 and a population density of 1850 persons per km². The total area is 45.76 km².

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GeographyEdit

Chita is located in northwestern Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by Ise Bay to the east.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The town of Chita was established on April 1, 1955 by the merger of the former towns of Okada, Asahi and Yawata. Chita was elevated to city status on September 1, 1970.

EconomyEdit

Chita has a strong industrial base along its coastline, with electrical power plants, chemical and petrochemical plants and refineries predominating. The interior remains agricultural, with crops including Petasites japonicus and onions, although most agriculture is dependent on irrigation.

TransportationEdit

Sister city relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • Shin Maiko Marine Park
  • Sori Greenery and Fureai Park

Notable people from ChitaEdit

ReferencesEdit

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