Chiyoda, Tokyo

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Special ward
千代田区 · Chiyoda City
Location of Chiyoda in Tokyo
Location of Chiyoda in Tokyo
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
 • Total 11.64 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 45,543
 • Density 3,912/km2 (10,130/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Chiyoda

Chiyoda (千代田区, Chiyoda-ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan.[1]

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

History[change | change source]

During the Edo period, most of the people living in this area were samurai.[3]

Chiyoda developed around the Imperial Palace.[3] The Imperial Palace area occupies about one sixth of the area of Chiyoda. There was previously another castle here during the Edo period, but it was destroyed.

The Diet of Japan, the Supreme court of Japan and home of the Prime Minister of Japan are all in Chiyoda.

Geography[change | change source]

Chiyoda is in the center of Tokyo. It borders Chūō and Minato on the south. Shinjuku is on the ward's western border. Bunkyō and Taitō is on the northern border.

The ward has an area of 11.64 km2 (4.49 sq mi). The Imperial Palace covers about 12 percent of this area.

In Chiyoda is the hub of the Shinkansen high-speed train network, Tokyo Station.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo"; retrieved 2012-3-27.
  2. Chiyoda City; retrieved 2012-3-27.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chiyoda" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 117.

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