Chūō, Tokyo

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Special ward
中央区 · Chūō City
Official seal of Chūō
Location of Chūō in Tokyo
Location of Chūō in Tokyo
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
 • Mayor Yoshihide Yada
 • Total 10.15 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 108,943
 • Density 9,654/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Chuo

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]

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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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