Located on the southern coast of Honshu Island on Ise Bay, it is one of Japan's leading seaports and industrial centers. Population (1991 estimate) 2,097,765.
Manufactures include iron and steel, chemicals, motor-vehicle equipment, aircraft, and textiles.
Nagoya is the capital of Aichi Prefecture. city.nagoya.jp
Major educational facilities include Nagoya University (1939), Meijo University (1948), Nanzan University (1949), Nagoya City University (1950), and the Nagoya Institute of Technology (1949).
The development of Nagoya dates from the early 17th century, when Nagoya Castle was built by the Japanese general and statesman Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate.
The city grew rapidly as an industrial center after 1880, and in 1907 annexed the port of Atsuta to the south.
Among the city's landmarks are Nagoya Castle (originally built in 1612, destroyed by fire in 1945, rebuilt 1959), and Atsuta Shrine and Ise Shrine, two of Japan's oldest and most famous Shinto shrines.
Nagoya was badly damaged in World War II.
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