Arakawa, Tokyo

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Arakawa
荒川区
Special ward
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
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Government
 • Mayor Taichiro Nishikawa (since November 2004)
Area
 • Total 10.16 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2015)
 • Total 208,763
 • Density 20,550/km2 (53,200/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Cherry blossom
 • Flower Azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address Arakawa 2-2-3, Arakawa, Tokyo
116-8501
Website www.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]

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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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