Higashiōsaka

Higashiōsaka

Higashiōsaka
東大阪市
Core city
Nagase River in Higashiōsaka
Nagase River in Higashiōsaka
Flag of Higashiōsaka
Flag
Location of Higashiōsaka in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Higashiōsaka in Osaka Prefecture
Higashiōsaka is located in Japan
Higashiōsaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Junzō Nagao
Area
 • Total 61.81 km2 (23.86 sq mi)
Population (August 1, 2011)
 • Total 509,230
 • Density 8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Camphor Laurel
 • Flower Ume
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address 50-4 Aramoto-kita, Higashiōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu
577-8521
Phone number 06-4309-3000
Website City of Higashiōsaka

Higashiōsaka (東大阪市 Higashiōsaka-shi, literally "East Osaka") 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 August 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 509,230 and a population density of 8,200 persons per km². The total area is 61.81 km².

Contents

  • History 1
  • Transportation 2
    • Rail 2.1
    • Roads 2.2
  • Politics 3
    • Elections 3.1
  • Education 4
  • Sister cities 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

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.

Transportation

Rail

Roads

  • Expressways
  • Daini Hanna Toll Road
  • Shigi Ikoma Skyline [2]
  • Route 170
  • Route 308

Politics

Higashiōsaka municipal office.

Higashiōsaka is governed by mayor Junzō Nagao, and supported by the Japanese Communist Party. The city assembly is dominated by the Liberal Democratic Party.

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. ^ "Interactive City Directory".  

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

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