Location of Kōta in Aichi Prefecture
|• Total||56.78 km2 (21.92 sq mi)|
|Population (July 2011)|
|• Density||673/km2 (1,740/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Prunus serrulata|
|Address||Hishiike Kōta-chō, Nakata-gun, Aichi-ken 444-0192|
|Website||Town of Kōta|
Kōta (幸田町 Kōta-chō) is a town located in Nukata District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of July 2011, the town had an estimated population of 38,205 and population density of 673 persons per km². The total area was 56.78 km².
- Neighboring municipalities 1.1
- History 2
- Economy 3
- Rail 4.1
- Highways 4.2
- Noted people from Kōta 5
- External links 6
Kōta is situated in south-central Aichi Prefecture.
Modern Kōda Village (広田村) in Nukata District, Aichi Prefecture was formed on May 1, 1906 through the merger of three smaller hamlets. It changed the kanji spelling of its name to the present version on July 28, 1909 with the opening of a train station on the Tōkaidō Main Line. The village was elevated to town status on April 1, 1952. On August 1, 1954, the town merged with former Toyosaka village from Hazu District, at which time it changed its transliteration from Kōda to Kōta. A new town hall was completed in 1985. The city of Gamagōri was proclaimed on April 1, 1954 when the town of Gamagōri merged with the neighboring town of Miya and village of Shiotsu. The village of Otsuka joined Gamagōri on October 1, 1956, followed by Katahara on April 1, 1962 and Nishiura on April 1, 1963.
Kōta is a regional commercial center and center for light manufacturing especially for automotive components and electronics. One of the more prominent factories in the town is Denso.
Noted people from Kōta
- Official website (Japanese) (with link to pages in English)