Chūō, Tokyo

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Chūō City
Skyline of Chūō Ward by Sumida River
Skyline of Chūō Ward by Sumida River
Flag of Chūō
Location of Chūō in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Chūō in Tokyo Metropolis
Chūō is located in Japan
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
PrefectureTokyo Metropolis
 • MayorYoshihide Yada
 • Total10.21 km2 (3.94 sq mi)
 (May 1, 2015)
 • Total141,454
 • Density13,850/km2 (35,900/sq mi)
 • TreeWillow
 • FlowerAzalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall addressTsukiji 1-1-1 Chuo-ku, Tokyo

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]

History[change | change source]

On March 15, 1947, the ward was formed by combining the wards of Kyōbashi and Nihonbashi.[3]

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.[4]

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. 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.
  4. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chūō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 128.

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