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Ōbu (大府市, Ōbu-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 88,812 and a population density of 2,640 persons per km². The total area was 33.66 square kilometres (13.00 sq mi).

Contents

1 Geography

1.1 Neighboring municipalities

2 History 3 Economy 4 Education 5 Transportation

5.1 Railway 5.2 Highway

6 Sister city relations 7 Noted people from Ōbu 8 References 9 External links

Geography[edit] Ōbu is located in the far northeastern neck of Chita Peninsula
Chita Peninsula
in southern Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by the metropolis of Nagoya to the north. Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Aichi Prefecture

Nagoya
Nagoya
(Midori-ku) Tōkai Toyoake Kariya Higashiura

History[edit] The village of Ōbu was established on May 1, 1906 through the merger of seven small hamlets within Chita District, and was elevated to town status on November 1, 1915. Ōbu became a city on September 1, 1970. On June 5, 2000, Ōbu was selected for membership in the World Health Organization’s Alliance for Healthy Cities. Economy[edit] Ōbu has a mixed economic base due to its proximity to the Nagoya metropolis and numerous transportation connections. Education[edit]

Shigakkan University Ōbu has nine elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools.

Transportation[edit] Railway[edit]

Central Japan
Japan
Railway Company – Tōkaidō Main Line

Ōbu-Kyōwa

Central Japan
Japan
Railway Company – Taketoyo Line

Ōbu

Highway[edit]

Japan
Japan
National Route 155 Japan
Japan
National Route 23 Japan
Japan
National Route 366

Sister city relations[edit]

City of Port Phillip, Australia,[1] since November 20, 1993

Noted people from Ōbu[edit]

Kumiko Koiwai – figure skater Kyoko Takezawa – violinist Masayoshi Nagata – mathematician Hidehiko Yoshida
Hidehiko Yoshida
– Olympic gold-medalist judoka Takahiro Nakai- Judoka

References[edit]

^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

External links[edit] Media related to Ōbu, Aichi
Ōbu, Aichi
at Wikimedia Commons

Official website (in Japanese) (with link to pages in English) Sister Cities by the Sea - information on the relationship between Obu and Port Phillip (English and Japanese content).

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Aichi Prefecture

Nagoya
Nagoya
(capital)

Wards of Nagoya

Atsuta Chikusa Higashi Kita Meitō Midori Minami Minato Mizuho Moriyama Naka Nakagawa Nakamura Nishi Shōwa Tempaku

Core cities

Okazaki Toyohashi Toyota

Special
Special
cities

Ichinomiya Kasugai

Cities

Aisai Ama Anjō Chiryū Chita Gamagōri Handa Hekinan Inazawa Inuyama Iwakura Kariya Kitanagoya Kiyosu Komaki Kōnan Miyoshi Nagakute Nishio Nisshin Ōbu Owariasahi Seto Shinshiro Tahara Takahama Tokoname Tōkai Toyoake Toyokawa Tsushima Yatomi

Aichi District

Tōgō

Ama District

Kanie Ōharu Tobishima

Chita District

Agui Higashiura Mihama Minamichita Taketoyo

Kitashitara District

Shitara Tōei Toyone

Nishikasugai District

Toyoyama

Niwa District

Fusō Ōguchi

Nukata District

Kōta

List of mergers in Aichi Prefecture

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 254110218 NDL: 00296135

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