Shinagawa, Tokyo

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Shinagawa
品川
Special ward
品川区 · Shinagawa City
Skyscrapers in Shinagawa
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Location of Shinagawa in Tokyo
Shinagawa, Tokyo is located in Japan
Shinagawa
 
Coordinates: 35°36′N 139°44′E / 35.6°N 139.733°E / 35.6; 139.733Coordinates: 35°36′N 139°44′E / 35.6°N 139.733°E / 35.6; 139.733
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Area
 • Total 22.77 km2 (8.79 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 344,461
 • Density 15,740/km2 (40,800/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Shinagawa (品川区 Shinagawa-ku?) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. It is sometimes called Shinagawa City in English.[1]

As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 344,461 and a density of 15,740 persons per km². The total area is 22.72 km².

History[change | edit source]

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947 by combining Ebara Ward with the older Shinagawa Ward. Both Ebara Ward and Shinagawa Ward had been created in 1932 when Tokyo City expanded after the Great Kantō earthquake.

Politics and government[change | edit source]

Shinagawa is run by a city assembly of 40 elected members.

Foreign embassies and consulates[change | edit source]

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Education[change | edit source]

Universities[change | edit source]

Special colleges[change | edit source]

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates two special colleges in Shinagawa:

Sister cities[change | edit source]

Shinagawa has sister-city relationships with Auckland in New Zealand, Geneva in Switzerland, and Portland, Maine in the United States.[2]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo"; retrieved 2012-3-27.
  2. 国際交流事業の紹介 | 品川区 ("Introduction to International Relations | Shinagawa") Retrieved on March 10, 2009
  3. "Sister Cities". Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland. Embassy of Japan. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. http://www.webcitation.org/5cvev6xKH. Retrieved 2008-12-09.

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