Bunkyō, Tokyo

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Bunkyō

文京区
Bunkyō City
Tokyo Dome
Tokyo Dome
Flag of Bunkyō
Flag
Location of Bunkyō in Tokyo
Location of Bunkyō in Tokyo
Bunkyō is located in Japan
Bunkyō
Bunkyō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°43′N 139°45′E / 35.717°N 139.750°E / 35.717; 139.750Coordinates: 35°43′N 139°45′E / 35.717°N 139.750°E / 35.717; 139.750
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo
Government
 • MayorHironobu Narisawa
Area
 • Total11.29 km2 (4.36 sq mi)
Population
 (May 1, 2015)
 • Total217,743
 • Density19,290/km2 (50,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeGinkgo biloba
 • FlowerAzalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall addressKasuga 1-16-21, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
112-6555
Websitewww.city.bunkyo.lg.jp

Bunkyō (文京区, Bunkyō-ku) is one of the 23 special wards within Tokyo, Japan.[1]

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

History[change | change source]

On 15 March 1947, the ward of Bunkyō was formed by combining the wards of Hongō and Koishikawa.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

Bunkyō is in central Tokyo. It borders Shinjuku and Chiyoda on the south. Toshima is on the ward's western border. Kita is on the norther border. Taitō is on the east.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo"; retrieved 2012-3-27.
  2. Bunkyo City; retrieved 2012-3-27.
  3. 大東京35区物語~15区から23区へ~東京23区の歴史 (in Japanese). Tokyo Metropolitan Archives. Archived from the original on 2020-06-17. Retrieved 2020-08-03.

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