Ichinomiya, Aichi

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一宮市 · Ichinomiya
Ichinomiya takes its name after Masumida Shrine
Ichinomiya takes its name after Masumida Shrine
Official seal of Ichinomiya
Location of Ichinomiya in Aichi
Location of Ichinomiya in Aichi
Ichinomiya is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°18′14″N 136°48′11″E / 35.30389°N 136.80306°E / 35.30389; 136.80306Coordinates: 35°18′14″N 136°48′11″E / 35.30389°N 136.80306°E / 35.30389; 136.80306
 • MayorKazuo Tani
 • Total113.91 km2 (43.98 sq mi)
 (October 1, 2005)
 • Total378,409
 • Density3,322.00/km2 (8,603.9/sq mi)
 • TreeRound-Leaf Holly
 • FlowerBalloon Flower
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address2-5-6 Honmachi, Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi-ken
WebsiteCity of Ichinomiya

Ichinomiya (一宮市, Ichinomiya-shi) is a Japanese city in Aichi on the island of Honshu.[1]

It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.[2]

History[change | change source]

In the Edo period, Ichinomiya grew up around the Masumida Shrine.[1] It was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Owari Province.[3]

Timeline[change | change source]

  • 1889 (Meiji 32): The town was established by the merger of Ichinomiya and Ichishiki.
  • September 1, 1921 (Taishō 10): The city was established.
  • 1940 (Shōwa 15): Merged with the villages of Haguri and Nishinari.
  • 1955 (Shōwa 30): Merged with surrounding 8 municipalities.
  • April 1, 2002 (Heisei 14): Ichinomiya became a Special City.
  • April 1, 2005 (Heisei 17): Absorbed the city of Bisai and the town of Kisogawa from Haguri District.

Geography[change | change source]

The city is northwest of Nagoya.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ichinomiya" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 371.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research (2011), Table 3; retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 1 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-3-23.

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