Toyoake (豊明市, Toyoake-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 69,525 in 30,185 households,[1] 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).

Toyoake

豊明市
Okehazama Old Battle Field
Okehazama Old Battle Field
Flag of Toyoake
Flag
Official seal of Toyoake
Seal
Location of Toyoake in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Toyoake in Aichi Prefecture
Toyoake is located in Japan
Toyoake
Toyoake
 
Coordinates: 35°03′3.1″N 137°0′46.2″E / 35.050861°N 137.012833°E / 35.050861; 137.012833Coordinates: 35°03′3.1″N 137°0′46.2″E / 35.050861°N 137.012833°E / 35.050861; 137.012833
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureAichi
Government
 • MayorHidekatsu Aiba
Area
 • Total23.22 km2 (8.97 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
 • Total69,525
 • Density3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeZelkova
- FlowerSunflower
Phone number0562-92-1111
Address1-1 Komochimatsu, Shinden-chō, Toyoake-shi, Aichi-ken 470-1195
WebsiteOfficial website
Toyoake City Hall

GeographyEdit

Toyoake is located in the coastal flatlands of central Aichi Prefecture, bordering the Nagoya metropolis.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Toyoake exploded during the 1970s and has continued to grow.

YearPop.±%
1920 6,402—    
1930 6,921+8.1%
1940 7,872+13.7%
1950 11,646+47.9%
1960 15,366+31.9%
1970 29,776+93.8%
1980 54,667+83.6%
1990 62,160+13.7%
2000 66,495+7.0%
2010 69,727+4.9%

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 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.[3]

HistoryEdit

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.

GovernmentEdit

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.

EconomyEdit

Due to its proximity to the Nagoya metropolis, Toyoake is largely a bedroom community with some light manufacturing and product distribution.

EducationEdit

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.

International schoolsEdit

North Korean:

TransportationEdit

 
Route 1 in Toyoake

RailwayEdit

  MeitetsuNagoya Main Line

HighwayEdit

Sister city relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

PlacesEdit

 
Ruins of Kutsukake Castle
  • 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)

EventsEdit

  • 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Toyoake City official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. ^ Toyoake population statistics
  3. ^ Toyoake climate data
  4. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  5. ^ Kimiyasu Kudo

External linksEdit