Toyoake (豊明市, Toyoake-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019[update], the city had an estimated population of 69,525 in 30,185 households, and a population density of 2,994 persons per km². The total area of the city is 23.22 square kilometres (8.97 sq mi).
Okehazama Old Battle Field
Location of Toyoake in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Hidekatsu Aiba|
|• Total||23.22 km2 (8.97 sq mi)|
(October 1, 2019)
|• Density||3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||1-1 Komochimatsu, Shinden-chō, Toyoake-shi, Aichi-ken 470-1195|
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 History
- 4 Government
- 5 Economy
- 6 Education
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Sister city relations
- 9 Local attractions
- 10 Notable people from Toyoake
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Per Japanese census data, the population of Toyoake exploded during the 1970s and has continued to grow.
The city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Toyoake is 15.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1586 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.9 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.3 °C.
The area of modern Toyoake was part of Owari Province and was the location of many battles during the Sengoku period. It was part of the holdings of Owari Domain under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. With the establishment of the modern municipalities system in 1888, Toyoake Village was created within Aichi District, Aichi. Toyoake became a town on January 1, 1951, and was elevated to city status on August 1, 1982.
Toyoake has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 20 members. The city contributes one member 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.
Due to its proximity to the Nagoya metropolis, Toyoake is largely a bedroom community with some light manufacturing and product distribution.
Universities and CollegesEdit
Primary and secondary schoolsEdit
Toyoake has nine public elementary schools and three public junior high schools operated by the city government, and one public high schools operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education. There is also one private junior high school and one private high school. The prefecture also operates one special education school for the handicapped.
Sister city relationsEdit
- Ano Ichirizuka, milestone markers on the old Tōkaidō, National Historic Site
- Ruins of Kutsukake Castle (沓掛城址)
- Okezazama Battlefield site, National Historic Site
- Chukyo Racecourse (中京競馬場)
- Toyoake Haru-Matsuri (豊明春まつり)
- Toyoake Natsu-Matsuri (豊明夏まつり)
- Toyoake Matsuri (豊明まつり)
- Toyoake Marathon (とよあけマラソン)
Notable people from ToyoakeEdit
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- Official website (in Japanese) (with link to pages in English)