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|• Mayor||Izō Sakakibara|
|• Total||47.42 km2 (18.31 sq mi)|
(October 1, 2019)
|• Density||2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|– Tree||Japanese Black Pine|
|– Flower||Satsuki azalea|
|Address||2-1 Tōyō-chō, Handa-shi, Aichi-ken 475-8666|
Handa (半田市, Handa-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019[update], the city had an estimated population of 118,259 in 51,846 households, and a population density of 2,494 persons per km2. The total area of the city was 47.42 square kilometres (18.31 sq mi).
The city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Handa is 15.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1632 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.5 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.5 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Handa has increased steadily over the past 70 years.
Early modern period
Late modern period
In the post-Meiji restoration establishment of the modern municipalities system on 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.
Handa has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 22 members. The city contributes two members to the Aichi Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Aichi District 8 of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.
Twin towns – Sister cities
- Sister cities
- Midland（Michigan, United States of America）
- since June 5, 1981.
- Port Macquarie（New South Wales, Australia）
- since April 14, 1990.
- Friendship city
- Sister cities
Secondary sector of the economy
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.
- Nihon Fukushi University – Handa campus
- Handa has thirteen public elementary schools and five public middle schools operated by the city government, and five public high schools operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education. The prefecture also operates two special education schools for the handicapped.
- Handa Line：-（freight only）
- Handa Red Brick Building
- Mizkan Museum
- Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum
- Yakachi River
- CLACITY HANDA
- Okkawamatsuri Festival
- Kamesaki Festival
Notable people from Handa
- Satoru Akahori, author
- Nankichi Niimi, author
- Atsushi Harada, actor
- Eiji Mitsuoka, mixed martial artist
- Hiromi Makihara, professional baseball player
- Takaya Ishikawa, professional baseball player
- Keiko Lee, jazz singer
- Nobuhiro Yamashita, film director
- Handa City official statistics (in Japanese)
- Handa climate data
- Handa population statistics
- "Midland official home page". Archived from the original on December 4, 2008.
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on December 24, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
- "Mizkan official home page".
- "Sister City Relationship | Midland, MI – Official Website".
Media related to Handa, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)
- Bahasa Indonesia
- Српски / srpski
- Srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски
- Tiếng Việt
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