Inzai

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Inzai is a city in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It has about 105,463 people and 42,388 households. Inzai has an area of 123.8 square kilometers and a population density of 850 people per square kilometer. The city's flower is cosmos, the tree is cherry blossom, the bird is Japanese white-eye and the fish is catfish. Inzai's mascot is Inzaikun.

Geography[change | change source]

Inzai city is an important area of northern Chiba prefecture connecting Tokyo and Narita.  It is located 20 kilometers from the central capital at Chiba, 30 to 40 kilometers from central Tokyo and 15 kilometers from Narita. Tone River runs in the north of it. There is Lake Tega in the north-west of it and Lake Imba in the south-east of it. It is surrounded by national forests. The elevation of it is 20 to 30 meters.

Climate[change | change source]

It has a humid subtropical climate. Summer is warm and winter is cool with light to no snowfall. The average temperature is 14.8 ℃. The average rainfall is 1383mm. The temperature average is 26.3 ℃ in August, which is the highest in the year. The temperature average is 4.1 ℃ in January, which is the lowest in the year.

History[change | change source]

Inzai has been inhabited since Japanese Paleolithic period. Part of the city developed as a port bank of the Tone river during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, the city had changed to a modern municipality system. The pilot training center was constructed in it in 1942. However, it was attacked in World War II. In 1954, the town of Inzai was founded.

In the middle of 1980s, the Chiba New Town project started. Inzai changed from being a town to a city in 1996. In 2013, two neighboring towns were merged into the city.

Economy[change | change source]

It is located at a point between Tokyo and Narita International Airport. Inzai has large shopping centers, industrial parks, warehouses and distraction centers. The number of residents is increasing in Chiba Newtown and over 24% of working citizens work in Tokyo daily.

Education[change | change source]

There are 18 public elementary schools, 9 public middle schools managed by the city government and 1 public high school managed by the Chiba Prefectural Board of Education. Also, there is 1 special educational school for the handicapped.

There are three universities and four libraries.

Government[change | change source]

The mayor is Masanao Itakura. Inzai has a mayor-council government and unicameral. The mayor and city council members were elected directly.