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Tōei (東栄町, Tōei-chō) is a town located in Kitashitara District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 3,359 and a population density of 27.2 persons per km2. The total area was 123.40 square kilometres (47.65 sq mi).

Tōei

東栄町
Tōei town hall
Tōei town hall
Flag of Tōei
Flag
Coat of arms of Tōei
Coat of arms
Location of Tōei in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Tōei in Aichi Prefecture
Tōei is located in Japan
Tōei
Tōei
 
Coordinates: 35°4′36.3″N 137°41′52.1″E / 35.076750°N 137.697806°E / 35.076750; 137.697806Coordinates: 35°4′36.3″N 137°41′52.1″E / 35.076750°N 137.697806°E / 35.076750; 137.697806
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu region
Tōkai region
PrefectureAichi Prefecture
DistrictKitashitara
Area
 • Total123.38 km2 (47.64 sq mi)
Population
 (May 2015)
 • Total3,359
 • Density27.2/km2 (70/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeCryptomeria
• FlowerLilium auratum
• BirdJapanese bush-warbler
Phone number0536-76-0501
AddressHongo, Tōei-mura, Kitashitara-gun, Aichi-ken 449-0292
WebsiteOfficial website

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GeographyEdit

Tōei is located in the extreme northeast corner of Aichi Prefecture. Over 90 percent of the town’s area is covered by mountains and forest, and much of the town is within the borders of the Tenryū-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Aichi Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture

HistoryEdit

During the Edo period all of present Tōei was tenryō under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. After the Meiji Restoration, the area was organized into several villages within Kitashitara District, including Hongō, Miwa, Midono, Furikusa and Sono. In 1900, a portion of Hongō Village split off to become Shimokawa Village. Hongō was elevated to town status on October 1, 1921.

On April 1, 1955 Hongō Town merged with the neighboring villages of Midono, Shimokawa and Sono to form the town of Tōei. The village of Miwa joined the new town the following year, on July 1, 1956.

EconomyEdit

The primary industry of Tōei is small-scale forestry, and agriculture.

EducationEdit

Tōei has one elementary school and one middle school.

TransportationEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • Hana Matsuri is an annual festival held from November through March, in which over 40 performers with wooden masks perform dances and rituals. It has been recognized as an Intangible Important Cultural Property since May 4, 1976.[1]

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