Higashiōsaka

東大阪市
Nagase River in Higashiōsaka
Nagase River in Higashiōsaka
Flag of Higashiōsaka
Flag
Official seal of Higashiōsaka
Emblem
Location of Higashiōsaka in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Higashiōsaka in Osaka Prefecture
Higashiōsaka is located in Japan
Higashiōsaka
Higashiōsaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°40′46″N 135°36′03″E / 34.67944°N 135.60083°E / 34.67944; 135.60083Coordinates: 34°40′46″N 135°36′03″E / 34.67944°N 135.60083°E / 34.67944; 135.60083
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureOsaka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorJunzō Nagao
Area
 • Total61.78 km2 (23.85 sq mi)
Population
 (July 1, 2019)
 • Total495,011
 • Density8,000/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCamphor Laurel
 • FlowerUme
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address50-4 Aramoto-kita, Higashiōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu
577-8521
Websitewww.city.higashiosaka.lg.jp
DownTown of Fuse

Higashiōsaka (東大阪市, Higashiōsaka-shi, literally "East Osaka City") is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city is known as one of the industrial cities of Japan and "the rugby football town".

As of July 1, 2019, the city has an estimated population of 495,011 and a population density of 8,012 persons per km². The total area is 61.78 km².

History

The city was founded on February 1, 1967, by a merger of three cities, Fuse (布施), Kawachi (河内) and Hiraoka (枚岡), in eastern Osaka Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities

Transportation

Rail

Roads

  • Expressways
  • Daini Hanna Toll Road
  • Shigi Ikoma Skyline [1]
  • Route 170
  • Route 308

Economy

Yamamoto Kogaku, an eyewear manufacturer, known for its brand Swans, is headquartered in the city.[1] The city is also home of RAYS, a high-end wheel manufacturer for both motorsport and street use.[2]

Politics

Higashiōsaka municipal office.

Higashiōsaka is governed by mayor Junzō Nagao. The city assembly is dominated by the Liberal Democratic Party (Conservative party in Japan).

Elections

Education

Prefectural senior high schools:

Municipal senior high schools:

  • 東大阪市立日新高等学校

Other senior high schools:

  • 近畿大学附属高等学校
  • 大阪商業大学高等学校
  • 樟蔭高等学校
  • 樟蔭東高等学校
  • 東大阪大学敬愛高等学校

North Korea-aligned Korean international schools:

Sister cities

See also

References

  1. ^ "Company Profile." Yamamoto Kogaku. Retrieved on March 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "Company Profile." RAYS Co., Ltd.. Retrieved on March 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Interactive City Directory". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 11 March 2014.

External links

Media related to Higashiōsaka, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons

  • Higashiōsaka City official website (in Japanese)
  • International Information Plaza (in English)