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update:March 23, 2010

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Nature in Miyoshi

The Location and Geography of Miyoshi

Location and Area

 Located in the central part of Aichi pref. and northwest of Nishimikawa District, Miyoshi borders Toyota city, Nisshin city, Kariya city, and Togocho in Aichi-gun. Strategically near Nagoya city, the city has a good balance between industry, nature and culture and is blessed with bountiful nature and an excellent living environment.

East longitude: 137 2' 38'' to 137 8' 1'' North longitude: 35 3' 10'' to 35 8' 28''

Maximum breadth of 8 km east to west, 10 km north to south, and covers an area of 32.11square kilometers. 

Amidst the housing development carried out to turn Miyoshi into a bedroom suburb of Nagoya city and Toyota city, the city still retains much of the mountains and forests in the north and agricultural communities and natural environment in the south.

The city also has numerous natural parks such as Miyoshigaoka Ryokuchi (green space), Miyoshi park, Botagaike Park, and Sakaigawa Ryokuchi (parkland).

Geography

Sandwiched between the Sakaigawa and Aizumamegawa rivers, Miyoshi's terrain  extends north from the foot of Mt. Sanage through to the rolling hills and plains that lie at an elevation of about 10m above sea level.

Ponds

Miyoshi has many ponds bordered by dams in valleys. Aichi Pond stretching from the northwestern border to Nisshin city and Togocho is the the largest but covers only a small area of Miyoshi. Miyoshiike is the city's largest pond, and Botagaike, Hosoguchiike, and Shiike are among the dozen other multi-sized ponds in Miyoshi.

Although the pond was originally constructed to store water to compensate for precipitation deficits, this natural resource is presently used as a park.

Rivers

The main river is the class B Sakaigawa River that runs south and north along the border between the city and Togocho.

Miyoshi's Climate

Miyoshi is warm and comfortable in relation to the rest of the country.

Miyoshi's Vegetation

City Flora

According to "Miyoshi City Flora" compiled by the Miyoshi City School Board in 1977, Miyoshi's flora is composed of 700 species of plants. The region is comparatively rich in flora in respect to its population, area and suburban status.

City Tree

In July 1973, a poll was conducted to decide on a a fitting tree to serve as a town symbol. The Mikawa Black Pine was chosen for its strong, tall trunk and branches that soar into the sky. The tree is cherished as a symbol of Miyoshi's enduring growth.

City Flower

The beautiful Satsuki Azalea adorns Miyoshi City every year around June. A long time favorite of the townspeople, the Satsuki Azalea was chosen as the "city flower" at the same time that the the Mikawa Black Pine was chosen as the city tree.

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