Site of Expo 2005
Location of Nagakute in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Ippei Yoshida|
|• Total||21.55 km2 (8.32 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,627.7/km2 (6,806/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Flower||Satsuki azalea|
|Address||60-1 Yazako, Shironouchi, Nagakute-shi, Aichi, Japan 480-1196|
Nagakute is located in the flatlands of central Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by the metropolis of Nagoya to the west.
During the Sengoku period, the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute was held in this vicinity. During the Edo period area of modern Nagakute was part of the holdings of Owari Domain. Nagakute Village was established within Aichi District on May 10, 1906 through the merger of the hamlets of Nagakute (different spelling as 長湫村), Kamigō and Yazako. Nagakute was elevated to town status on April 1, 1971. Expo 2005 was a major boost to the local economy, and led to the construction of the Linimo, a commercial linear motor train, to connect the area with the Nagoya metropolis. Nagakute was elevated to city status on January 4, 2012.
- Aichi Medical University
- Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music
- Aichi Shukutoku University
- Aichi Prefectural University
- Nagakuta has six elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools.
- Linimo – Tobu Kyuryo Line
- The Tōmei Expressway passes through Nagakute, but there is no interchange within city limits
Sister city relationsEdit
- Toyota Automobile Museum
- Meito Art Museum
- Expo 2005 Site
- Proposed future site of Studio Ghibli amusement park, set to open by 2022 
Notable people from NagakuteEdit
- Shinta Fukushima – professional soccer player
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.