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Chiba

千葉市
Top: Coastal industrial area, Chiba Folk Museum Middle: Makuhari Messe, Chiba Port Tower, Chiba Marine Stadium Bottom: Skyscrapers of Makuhari on the coast.
Top: Coastal industrial area, Chiba Folk Museum
Middle: Makuhari Messe, Chiba Port Tower, Chiba Marine Stadium
Bottom: Skyscrapers of Makuhari on the coast.
Flag of Chiba
Flag
Location of Chiba in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Chiba in Chiba Prefecture
Chiba is located in Japan
Chiba
Chiba
 
Coordinates: 35°36′26.2″N 140°06′22.9″E / 35.607278°N 140.106361°E / 35.607278; 140.106361Coordinates: 35°36′26.2″N 140°06′22.9″E / 35.607278°N 140.106361°E / 35.607278; 140.106361
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureChiba Prefecture
Government
 • MayorToshihito Kumagai
Area
 • Total271.76 km2 (104.93 sq mi)
Population
 (February 1, 2016)
 • Total972,861
 • Density3,580/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
-TreeZelkova serrata
– FlowerNelumbo nucifera
– BirdLittle tern
Phone number043-245-5111
Address1-1 Chiba-minato, Chūō-ku, Chiba-shi 260-8722
Websitehttps://www.city.chiba.jp/
Chiba
Chiba (Chinese characters).svg
"Chiba" in kanji
Japanese name
Kanji千葉
Hiraganaちば
Katakanaチバ

Chiba (千葉市, Chiba-shi) is a Japanese city in Chiba Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1] It is the capital city of the prefecture.[2] It is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of the middle of Tokyo on Tokyo Bay.[3]

It has been recognized as a city designated by government ordinance since 1992.[4]

Weather[change | change source]

Chiba has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). It has very hot summers and cool to mild winters. There is a lot of precipitation throughout the year, but there is less precipitation in winter.

Climate data for Chiba, Chiba
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.8
(49.6)
10.2
(50.4)
13.2
(55.8)
18.3
(64.9)
22.3
(72.1)
25.0
(77.0)
28.6
(83.5)
30.5
(86.9)
26.9
(80.4)
21.8
(71.2)
16.9
(62.4)
12.4
(54.3)
19.6
(67.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.7
(42.3)
6.1
(43.0)
8.9
(48.0)
14.0
(57.2)
18.3
(64.9)
21.3
(70.3)
25.0
(77.0)
26.7
(80.1)
23.3
(73.9)
18.0
(64.4)
12.9
(55.2)
8.3
(46.9)
15.7
(60.3)
Average low °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
2.3
(36.1)
5.0
(41.0)
10.1
(50.2)
14.8
(58.6)
18.4
(65.1)
22.3
(72.1)
23.9
(75.0)
20.5
(68.9)
14.9
(58.8)
9.2
(48.6)
4.4
(39.9)
12.3
(54.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 59.6
(2.35)
59.5
(2.34)
110.0
(4.33)
110.4
(4.35)
112.5
(4.43)
149.9
(5.90)
122.5
(4.82)
134.3
(5.29)
200.4
(7.89)
185.9
(7.32)
91.0
(3.58)
51.5
(2.03)
1,387.5
(54.63)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 3
(1.2)
4
(1.6)
1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
8
(3.2)
Average relative humidity (%) 55 57 63 68 72 79 80 78 78 73 67 59 69
Mean monthly sunshine hours 185.1 162.3 160.3 174.1 172.3 125.2 153.0 190.0 127.7 135.6 142.0 176.1 1,903.7
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

People[change | change source]

As of February 2016, Chiba had an estimated 972,861 people living there. It had a population density of 3,580 persons per km². The total area of Chiba is 271.76 km2 (104.93 sq mi). There were 19,135 registered foreign residents in Chiba as of March 31, 2007. Foreigners are about 2% of the total number of people. It has the 14th most amount of people in Japan.

Transportation[change | change source]

Airports[change | change source]

There is no commercial airport in Chiba. Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) are the closest major airports.

Highways[change | change source]

Education[change | change source]

Colleges and universities[change | change source]

High schools[change | change source]

Chiba has 20 public high schools. They are controlled by the Chiba Prefectural Board of Education. Two public high schools are controlled by the Chiba City Board of Education. This includes Inage Senior High School. There are also nine private high schools. They include the Makuhari Junior and Senior High School.

Elementary and middle schools[change | change source]

Chiba has 114 public elementary schools. It also has one private elementary school. There are 59 public middle schools. It also has one private middle school.

International schools[change | change source]

Hospitals and clinics[change | change source]

  • Chiba Kaihin Hospital (Mihama-ku)
  • Chiba University Hospital (Chuo-ku)
  • Kashiwado Hospital (Chuo-ku)
  • Tokyo Dental College Chiba Hospital (Mihama-ku)
  • Koizumi Clinic (Hanamigawa-ku)
  • Mizuno Clinic (Hanamigawa-ku)
  • Hirayama Hospital (Hanamigawa-ku)

Sister cities[change | change source]

Chiba is twinned with:

References[change | change source]

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  2. Nussbaum, "Chiba-ken" at p. 109.
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