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Inazawa (稲沢市, Inazawa-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Inazawa

稲沢市
Kounomiya1.JPG
Kōnomiya, Inazawa3.jpg
Upper stage:Owari ōkunitama-jinja
Lower stage:Inazawa Skyline
Flag of Inazawa
Flag
Official seal of Inazawa
Seal
Location of Inazawa in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Inazawa in Aichi Prefecture
Inazawa is located in Japan
Inazawa
Inazawa
 
Coordinates: 35°15′53″N 136°47′48.9″E / 35.26472°N 136.796917°E / 35.26472; 136.796917Coordinates: 35°15′53″N 136°47′48.9″E / 35.26472°N 136.796917°E / 35.26472; 136.796917
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureAichi Prefecture
Government
 • MayorToshiaki Ōno
Area
 • Total79.35 km2 (30.64 sq mi)
Population
 (May 2015)
 • Total136,551
 • Density1,720/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePine
- FlowerChrysanthemum
Phone number0587-32-1111
Address1 Inabuchō, Inazawa-shi, Aichi-ken 492-8269
Websitewww.city.inazawa.aichi.jp
Inazawa City hall

As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 136,551 and a population density of 1,720 persons per km2. The total area was 79.35 square kilometres (30.64 sq mi).

Inazawa is the location of the Solae elevator testing tower, previously the highest such tower in the world, but now surpassed by the Kunshan Test Tower in China.[1][2]

GeographyEdit

Inazawa is located in the coastal flatlands of far western Aichi Prefecture, bordering Gifu Prefecture on the west.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Inazawa is the location of the Nara period provincial capital and provincial temple of Owari Province. The Owari Onkunitama Jinja, an important Shinto shrine located within the borders of the present city, also dates from this period. During the Edo period, Inaba and Ozawa villages formed a post town on the Minoji, a kaidō connecting Miya-juku (Atsuta on the Tōkaidō to Tarui-juku (Mino Province) on the Nakasendō. During the Meiji period, the town of Inazawa was created. The area of the town was expanded in 1907 and 1955 through the annexation of neighboring villages, and on November 1, 1958, the Inazawa was elevated to city status.

On April 1, 2005, the towns of Heiwa and Sobue (both from Nakashima District) were merged into Inazawa.

TransportationEdit

EducationEdit

University
College

Inazawa has 23 elementary schools, nine middle schools and four high schools.

Local attractionsEdit

 
Kōnomiya Street
Castle
  • Orizu Castle
  • Shobata Castle
Temple
Shrine
  • Kōnomiya Shrine - Owari Okunitama-jinja shrine
Dune
  • Sobue Dune
Tower

Sister city relationsEdit

Notable people from InazawaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Japan opens 'tallest lift tower'". BBC News. 3 January 2008.
  2. ^ "Putting elevators to test". KONE Corporation. 17 April 2018.
  3. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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