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Handa, Aichi

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Country  Japan
Area  47.24 km2
District  Chita

Population  118,828 (2010)
Region  ChubuTokai
Mayor  Izo Sakakibara
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Handa (半田市, Handa-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

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As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 117,088 and a population density of 2,470 persons per km². The total area was 47.24 square kilometres (18.24 sq mi).

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Geography

Handa is located in northeastern Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by Mikawa Bay to the east.

Neighboring municipalities

  • Aichi Prefecture
  • Hekinan
  • Tokoname
  • Takahama
  • Taketoyo
  • Agui
  • Higashiura
  • History

    During the Edo period, the area of Handa city was part of Owari Domain. In the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reforms of October 1, 1889, the towns of Handa and Kamezaki were founded, as was the town of Narawa the following year. These three towns merged on October 1, 1937 to form the city of Handa.

    Economy

    Handa has a strong historical connection with soy sauce, sake and vinegar brewing, and remains the worldwide headquarters of the Mizkan Vinegar Group. During World War II, Nakajima Aircraft Company established an aircraft production plant in Handa. In the post-war period, this was redeveloped into a heavy industrial zone, including a production plant by Dow Chemical. Handa and Midland, Michigan became Sister Cities in 1981, a relationship that continues to this day.

    Education

  • Nihon Fukushi University – Handa campus
  • Handa has seven elementary schools, five middle schools, five high schools and two special education schools.
  • Railway

  • East Japan Railway Company – Taketoyo Line
  • Kamezaki -Okkawa -Handa-Higashi-Narawa
  • Meitetsu – Kōwa Line
  • Handaguchi -Sumiyoshichō -Chita-Handa-Narawa
  • Kinuura Rinkai Railway – Handa Line
  • (freight only)
  • Highway

  • Japan National Route 247
  • Japan National Route 366
  • Sister city relations

  • – Nanto, Toyama, since April 28, 1997
  • – Midland, Michigan, United States, since June 5, 1981.
  • – Port Macquarie, Australia, since April 14, 1990
  • – Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China, since May 27, 1993
  • Local attractions

  • Mizkan Museum
  • Handa Red Brick Building
  • Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum
  • Yakachi River
  • Jōraku-ji
  • Noted people from Handa

  • Satoru Akahori – author
  • Nankichi Niimi – author
  • Atsushi Harada – actor
  • Eiji Mitsuoka – mixed martial artist
  • Hiromi Makihara – professional baseball player
  • References

    Handa, Aichi Wikipedia


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