Nisshin (日進市, Nisshin-shi) is a city in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 91,795 in 37,398 households,[1] and a population density of 2,629 persons per km². The total area of the city was 34.91 square kilometres (13.48 sq mi).

Nisshin

日進市
Iwasaki Castle
Iwasaki Castle
Flag of Nisshin
Flag
Official seal of Nisshin
Seal
Location of Nisshin in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Nisshin in Aichi Prefecture
Nisshin is located in Japan
Nisshin
Nisshin
 
Coordinates: 35°07′55.1″N 137°02′22″E / 35.131972°N 137.03944°E / 35.131972; 137.03944Coordinates: 35°07′55.1″N 137°02′22″E / 35.131972°N 137.03944°E / 35.131972; 137.03944
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureAichi
Government
 • MayorKozo Hagino (since July 2007)
Area
 • Total34.91 km2 (13.48 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
 • Total91,795
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeOsmanthus
- FlowerHydrangea
Phone number0561-73-2111
Address268 Kanikochō Ikeshita, Nisshin-shi, Aichi-ken 470-0192
WebsiteOfficial website
Nisshin city hall
Skyline of Nisshin City(AkaikeTown)

GeographyEdit

Nisshin is located the flatlands of central Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by the metropolis of Nagoya to the west.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Aichi Prefecture

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Nisshin has been grown at a rapid pace over the past 50 years.

YearPop.±%
1940 8,055—    
1950 10,880+35.1%
1960 11,187+2.8%
1970 21,486+92.1%
1980 41,024+90.9%
1990 50,335+22.7%
2000 70,188+39.4%
2010 84,187+19.9%

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 Nisshin is 15.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1603 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 4.1 °C.[3]

HistoryEdit

With the establishment of the modern municipalities system on October 1, 1889, the villages of Iwasaki, Shiroyama and Kaguyama were created within Aichi District of Aichi Prefecture. These three villages merged on May 10, 1906 to create the village of Nisshin. The village was named after the Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser Nisshin, which became famous during the Russo-Japanese War. Nisshin became a town on January 1, 1951 and was elevated to city status on October 1, 1994.

GovernmentEdit

Nisshin has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 20 members. The city contributes two members to the Aichi Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Aichi District 7 of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

TransportationEdit

RailwaysEdit

  MeitetsuMeitetsu Toyota Line

  Nagoya Municipal SubwayTsurumai Line

HighwaysEdit

EducationEdit

UniversityEdit

Primary and secondary educationEdit

  • Nisshin has nine public elementary schools and four public middle schools operated by the city government and two public high schools operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education. There is also one private high school.

Sister city relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

Tourist attractionsEdit

Historic sites
  • Ruins of Iwasaki Castle
  • Myousen-ji temple]
  • Hakusan-gu shrine
  • Old Ichikawa House
Parks
  • Aichi Pond
  • Aichi Ranch
  • Goshikien

MuseumsEdit

Notable people from NisshinEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nisshin City official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. ^ Nisshin population statistics
  3. ^ Nisshin climate data
  4. ^ "Online directory: Kentucky, USA". Sister Cities International. Archived from the original on October 2, 2006. Retrieved 2007-06-11.