Chūō, Tokyo

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Chūō
中央区
Special ward
Chūō City
Skyline of Chūō Ward by Sumida River
Skyline of Chūō Ward by Sumida River
Flag of Chūō
Flag
Location of Chūō in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Chūō in Tokyo Metropolis
Chūō is located in Japan
Chūō
Chūō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°40′N 139°46′E / 35.667°N 139.767°E / 35.667; 139.767Coordinates: 35°40′N 139°46′E / 35.667°N 139.767°E / 35.667; 139.767
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Government
 • Mayor Yoshihide Yada
Area
 • Total 10.21 km2 (3.94 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2015)
 • Total 141,454
 • Density 13,850/km2 (35,900/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Willow
 • Flower Azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address Tsukiji 1-1-1 Chuo-ku, Tokyo
104-8404
Website www.city.chuo.lg.jp/foreign/english/index.html

Chūō (中央区, Chūō-ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan.[1]

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

Geography[change | change source]

Chūō is in central Tokyo. It borders Tokyo Bay on the south. Minato is on the ward's southwestern border. Chiyoda is on the northwestern border. Sumida and Kōtō are on the east.

The most famous districts in Chūō are Ginza and Nihonbashi. Other districtsare Kabutochō and Tsukiji.[3]

In area, Chūō is the second-smallest ward in Tokyo. Only Taitō is smaller.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo"; retrieved 2012-3-30.
  2. "Chuo City 2009 Municipal Overview"; retrieved 2012-3-30.
  3. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chūō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 128.

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