Minamichita (南知多町 Minamichita-chō) is a town in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 2015[update], 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).
Location of Minamichita in Aichi Prefecture
|• Total||38.37 km2 (14.81 sq mi)|
|• Density||490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Quercus phillyraeoides (species of Oak)|
|Address||Toyohama, Minamichita-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-3495|
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.
- Aichi Prefecture
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.
Minamichita has six elementary schools, five middle schools and one high school.
- Morogizaki Port
- Minamichita Onsen - hot spring resort
- Himakajima - island in Mikawa Bay
- Shinojima - island in Mikawa Bay