Toyota, Aichi

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Core ceety
豊田市 · Toyota Ceety
Downtoun skyline
Downtoun skyline
Offeecial logo o Toyota
Toyota in Aichi Prefecture Ja.svg
Kintra Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefectur Aichi
 • Mayor Toshihiko Ota
 • Total 918.47 km2 (354.62 sq mi)
Population (Julie 1, 2011)
 • Tot 423,343
 • Density 460.92/km2 (1,193.8/sq mi)
- Tree Zelkova
- Flouer Sunflouer

Toyota (豊田市, Toyota-shi) is a ceety locatit in the Mikawa region o Aichi, Japan, east o Nagoya.

Koromo an Toyota[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun o Koromo (挙母市), the predecessor o present day Toyota, wis a major producer o silk an prospered in the Mikawa region frae the Meiji Era through the Taishō period. As the demand for raw silk declined in Japan an abroad, the toun entered a period o gradual decline. The decline encouraged Kiichiro Toyoda, cousin o Eiji Toyoda, tae leuk for alternatives tae the family's automatic luim manufacturin business. The search led tae the foondin o wha became the Toyota Motor Corporation.

The toun gained the status o a ceety on 1 Mairch 1951. The toun chynged its name tae Toyota in 1959, an ane year later, became the sister ceety o anither automotive ceety, Detroit, Michigan. Toyota-shi is an aa twinned wi the Coonty o Derbyshire, Ingland, whaur Toyota operates a manufacturin plant.

On 25 Mairch 2005, Expo 2005 opened wi its main site in Nagakute an additional activity in Seto an Toyota. The Expo continued till 25 September 2005.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The closest Shinkansen station is Mikawa-Anjō Station (aften simply referred tae as Anjo), but residents o Toyota uisually uise Nagoya Station acause Nozomi an Hikari dae no stop at Mikawa-Anjo. There is an airport nearbi providin convenient connections.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tokugawa Ieyasu, who became the first o 15 Tokugawa shoguns, wis a member o the Matsudaira clan, who derived its name frae a veelage o the same name, nou pairt o Toyota.

Sports facilities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sister cities[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Unitit States Detroit, Michigan, Unitit States, frae September 21, 1960
  • Unitit Kinrick Derby, Unitit Kinrick, frae November 16, 1998

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