Kiyosu (清須市, Kiyosu-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019[update], the city had an estimated population of 69,687 in 29,477 households, and a population density of 4,017 persons per km². The total area of the city is 17.35 square kilometres (6.70 sq mi).
|• Mayor||Sumio Nagata (since 2017)|
|• Total||17.35 km2 (6.70 sq mi)|
(October 1, 2019)
|• Density||4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Cornus florida|
|- Flower||Tulip, Cherry blossom|
|Address||1238 Sukaguchi, Kiyosu-shi, Aichi-ken 452-8569|
Kiyosu is located in far western Aichi Prefecture, in the western portion of the Nōbi Plain on the Shōnai River. It is bordered by the Nagoya metropolis to the east. Most of the city has an altitude of under 10 meters above sea level.
The city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Kiyosu is 15.8 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1688 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 28.1 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.4 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Kiyosu has grown steadily over the past 60 years.
In the Muromachi period, the area was fortified with the construction of Kiyosu Castle, which subsequently became a stronghold of the Oda clan and the base from which Oda Nobunaga consolidated his control over Owari Province during the Sengoku period.
Early modern periodEdit
Late modern periodEdit
By the start of the Meiji period, the area was a rural area organized into villages within Nishikasugai District of Aichi Prefecture. The town of Kiyosu was proclaimed on August 1, 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system..
Kiyosu has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 22 members. The city contributes two members to the Aichi Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Aichi District 5 of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.
Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit
Kiyosu is a regional commercial center with a mixed economy. Due to its proximity to the Nagoya metropolis, it is increasingly becoming a bedroom community.
The Aichi Medical College for Physical and Occupational Therapy is also located in Kiyosu.
Kiyosu has eight public elementary schools and four public junior high schools operated by the city government, and two public high schools operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education.
- Nagoya Main Line：- Nishi-Biwajima – Futatsuiri – Shinkawabashi – Sukaguchi – Marunouchi – Shin-Kiyosu -
- Inuyama Line：- Shimo-Otai -
- Tsushima Line：Sukaguchi -
Japan National RouteEdit
Notable people from KiyosuEdit
- Kiyosu City official statistics (in Japanese)
- Kiyosu climate data
- Kiyosu population statistics
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- "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.
Media related to Kiyosu, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)