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Location of Owariasahi in Aichi Prefecture
|• - Mayor||Kōji Taniguchi|
|• Total||21.03 km2 (8.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Camphor Laurel|
|Address||2600-1 Hadara, Higashi-Ōmichi-chō, Owariasahi-shi, Aichi-ken 488-8666|
Owariasahi is located in west-central Aichi Prefecture, north of the Nagoya metropolis. The Aichi Prefectural Forest Park covers approximately 15% of its area.
During the Meiji period, the area was organized into villages under Higashikasugai District, Aichi. Asahi was proclaimed a town on August 5, 1948. Asahi was raised to city status on December 1, 1970. In order to prevent confusion with the city of Asahi, Chiba, the new city was named Owariasahi.
Notable people from OwariasahiEdit
- Hiromitsu Kanehara, mixed martial artist