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Ichinomiya
一宮
Special city
一宮市 · Ichinomiya
Ichinomiya takes its name after Masumida Shrine
Ichinomiya takes its name after Masumida Shrine
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Location of Ichinomiya in Aichi
Location of Ichinomiya in Aichi
 
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Aichi
Area
 • Total 113.91 km2 (43.98 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2005)
 • Total 378,409
 • Density 3,322.00/km2 (8,603.9/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Round-Leaf Holly
- Flower Balloon Flower
Phone number 0586-28-8100
Address 2-5-6 Honmachi, Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi-ken
491-8501
Website City of Ichinomiya

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

It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.

History

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

Timeline

  • 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

The city is northwest of Nagoya.

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