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豊田市 · Toyota Ceety
Downtoun skyline
Downtoun skyline
Official logo of Toyota
Toyota is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°5′N 137°9′E / 35.083°N 137.150°E / 35.083; 137.150Coordinates: 35°5′N 137°9′E / 35.083°N 137.150°E / 35.083; 137.150
 • MayorToshihiko Ota
 • Total918.47 km2 (354.62 sq mi)
 (Julie 1, 2011)
 • Total423,343
 • Density460.92/km2 (1,193.8/sq mi)
- TreeZelkova
- FlouerSunflouer

Toyota (Japanese: 豊田市, transleet. 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 throu 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 faimily'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 stap at Mikawa-Anjo. Thare 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]

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

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]