Arakawa, Tokyo

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Arakawa

荒川区
Arakawa City
Sumida River from Suijin Bridge in Arakawa
Sumida River from Suijin Bridge in Arakawa
Flag of Arakawa
Flag
Official seal of Arakawa
Symbol
Location of Arakawa in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Arakawa in Tokyo Metropolis
Arakawa is located in Japan
Arakawa
Arakawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°44′N 139°47′E / 35.733°N 139.783°E / 35.733; 139.783Coordinates: 35°44′N 139°47′E / 35.733°N 139.783°E / 35.733; 139.783
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo Metropolis
Government
 • MayorTaichiro Nishikawa (since November 2004)
Area
 • Total10.16 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Population
(May 1, 2015)
 • Total208,763
 • Density20,550/km2 (53,200/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCherry blossom
 • FlowerAzalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall addressArakawa 2-2-3, Arakawa, Tokyo
116-8501
Websitewww.city.arakawa.tokyo.jp

Arakawa (荒川区, Arakawa-ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan.[1]

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

Geography[change | change source]

Arakawa is in east-central Tokyo. It borders Taitō on the south. Kita is on the ward's western border. Adachi is on the norther border. Katsushika is on the east. Sumida are on the southeast border.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo"; retrieved 2012-3-27.
  2. Arakawa City; retrieved 2012-3-27.

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