Nakano, Tokyo

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Nakano
中野
Special ward
中野区 · Nakano City
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Location of Nakano in Tokyo
Nakano, Tokyo is located in Japan
Nakano
 
Coordinates: 35°42′26.63″N 139°39′49.81″E / 35.7073972°N 139.6638361°E / 35.7073972; 139.6638361Coordinates: 35°42′26.63″N 139°39′49.81″E / 35.7073972°N 139.6638361°E / 35.7073972; 139.6638361
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Government
 • Mayor Daisuke Tanaka (since June 2002)
Area
 • Total 15.59 km2 (6.02 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2011)
 • Total 311,690
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Castanopsis
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 81-(0)3-3389-1111
Address Nakano 4-8-1, Nakano, Tokyo
164-8501

Nakano (中野区 Nakano-ku?) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan.[1]

The municipality calls itself "Nakano City" in English.[2]

History[change | change source]

Timeline[change | change source]

  • 1889 (Meiji 22): Nakano becomes a village[3]
  • 1923 (Taishō 12): Great Kanto earthquake causes big increase in Nakano's population[3]
  • 1932 (Shōwa 7): Nakano established as a city[3]
  • 1943: (Shōwa 18): Nakano becomes part of Tokyo-to
  • 1947: (Shōwa 23): Nakano becomes a special wards
  • 1961: (Shōwa 36): Tokyo subway system extends to Nakano

Geography[change | change source]

Nakano is a west-central ward. It borders Shibuya on the south. Suginami is on the ward's western border. Nerima is on the northern border. Shinjuku is on the west.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo"; retrieved 2012-4-2.
  2. Nakano City; retrieved 2012-4-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 History of Nakano; retrieved 2012-4-2.

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