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Minamichita (南知多町, Minamichita-chō) is a town in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 2015, the town had an estimated population of 18,805 and a population density of 490 persons per km². The total area was 38.37 square kilometres (14.81 sq mi).

Minamichita

南知多町
Himakajima
Himakajima
Flag of Minamichita
Flag
Official seal of Minamichita
Seal
Location of Minamichita in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Minamichita in Aichi Prefecture
Minamichita is located in Japan
Minamichita
Minamichita
 
Coordinates: 34°42′54.5″N 136°55′47.4″E / 34.715139°N 136.929833°E / 34.715139; 136.929833Coordinates: 34°42′54.5″N 136°55′47.4″E / 34.715139°N 136.929833°E / 34.715139; 136.929833
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu region
Tōkai region
PrefectureAichi Prefecture
DistrictChita
Area
 • Total38.37 km2 (14.81 sq mi)
Population
 (May 2015)
 • Total18,805
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeQuercus phillyraeoides (species of Oak)
- FlowerNarcissus
Phone number0569-65-0711
AddressToyohama, Minamichita-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-3495
WebsiteOfficial website
MInamichita town hall

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GeographyEdit

Minamichita is located in the extreme southern tip of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, including a number of islands in Mikawa Bay. The town is bordered by Mikawa Bay to the east, and Ise Bay to the west. Part of the town’s area are within the borders of the Mikawa Wan Quasi-National Park.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The town of Minamichita was established on June 1, 1961 through the merger of the towns of Utsumi, Mihama, and Morozaki, and the villages of Shinojima and Himakajima, all within Chita District. During March 2006, discussions were held to merge Minamichita with the town of Mihama to the north to form the new city of “Minamicentrair” after the popular nickname for Chūbu Centrair International Airport, but the merger proposal was strongly opposed by the majority of the inhabitants of Minamichita, and the merger did not take place.

EconomyEdit

Primary industry dominates the economy of Minamichita, notably commercial fishing and agriculture. Secondary industries include food processing, and seasonal tourism to beach resorts.

EducationEdit

Minamichita has six elementary schools, five middle schools and one high school.

TransportationEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • Minamichita Onsen - hot spring resort
  • Himakajima - island in Mikawa Bay
  • Shinojima - island in Mikawa Bay

External linksEdit