Kōnan, Aichi

Kōnan (江南市, Kōnan-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 97,903 in 41,363 households,[1] and a population density of 3,242 persons per km². The total area of the city is 30.20 square kilometres (11.66 sq mi).

Kōnan

江南市
Aigioohashi bridge-1.JPG
Suitopia Konan from Butsuganin.jpg
Upper:Aigi Bridge
Lower:Kōnan Skyline
Flag of Kōnan
Flag
Official seal of Kōnan
Seal
Location of Kōnan in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Kōnan in Aichi Prefecture
Kōnan is located in Japan
Kōnan
Kōnan
 
Coordinates: 35°19′55.5″N 136°52′14.4″E / 35.332083°N 136.870667°E / 35.332083; 136.870667Coordinates: 35°19′55.5″N 136°52′14.4″E / 35.332083°N 136.870667°E / 35.332083; 136.870667
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureAichi
Government
Area
 • Total30.20 km2 (11.66 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
 • Total97,903
 • Density3,200/km2 (8,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeRound Leaf Holly
- FlowerWisteria
Phone number0587-54-1111
Address90 Ōbori, Akadouji-machi, Kōnan-shi, Aichi-ken 483-8701
WebsiteOfficial website
Kōnan city hall
Hotei Town

GeographyEdit

Kōnan is located in the northern part of the Nōbi Plain, on the southern bank of the Kiso River. The city extends 6.1 km from east to west and 8.8 km from north to south. The landform is generally a flat, fertile alluvial fan. Located approximately 20 kilometers from the Nagoya metropolis, it is also a traffic node bordering Gifu Prefecture.

The name of the city means "south of the river", referring to the Kiso River.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

Aichi Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Kōnan has increased steadily over the past 70 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 33,664—    
1950 42,836+27.2%
1960 49,278+15.0%
1970 77,996+58.3%
1980 92,141+18.1%
1990 93,837+1.8%
2000 97,923+4.4%
2010 99,731+1.8%

ClimateEdit

The city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Kōnan is 15.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1845 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 4.2 °C.[3]

HistoryEdit

The area of Kōnan is located in ancient Owari Province and was largely part of the holdings of Owari Domain under the [[Edo period] Tokugawa Shogunate. After the establishment of the modern municipalities system in the early Meiji period, the area was organized into villages within Niwa District, Aichi Prefecture. The area was noted for sericulture during this period. The village of Koori became the town of Hotei on November 26, 1894. Hotei and the town of Kochino, together with the town of Miyata and village of Kusai (both from Haguri District) merged on June 1, 1954 to form the city of Kōnan.

GovernmentEdit

Kōnan has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 22 members. The city contributes one member to the Aichi Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Aichi District 10 of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

EconomyEdit

Kōnan is a local commercial center and a center for transshipment and light manufacturing. Due to its proximity to the Nagoya metropolis, it is increasing becoming a commuter community

Shopping mall
  • VIA MALL Kounan

EducationEdit

Kōnan has ten public elementary schools and five public junior high schools operated by the city government, and three public high schools operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education. There is also one private junior high school and one private high school. The Aichi Konan College, a two-year junior college is also located in Kōnan.

TransportationEdit

RailwaysEdit

  MeitetsuInuyama Line

HighwaysEdit

Local attractionsEdit

Park
  • Flower Park Konan
  • Suitopia Konan
Historic site

FestivalEdit

Notable people from KōnanEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Konan, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons