Nakano, Tokyo

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Nakano City
Skyline around Nakano station
Skyline around Nakano station
Flag of Nakano
Location of Nakano in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Nakano in Tokyo Metropolis
Nakano is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°42′26.63″N 139°39′49.81″E / 35.7073972°N 139.6638361°E / 35.7073972; 139.6638361Coordinates: 35°42′26.63″N 139°39′49.81″E / 35.7073972°N 139.6638361°E / 35.7073972; 139.6638361
PrefectureTokyo Metropolis
 • MayorDaisuke Tanaka (since June 2002)
 • Total15.59 km2 (6.02 sq mi)
 (May 1, 2015)
 • Total322,731
 • Density21,000/km2 (54,000/sq mi)
 • TreeCastanopsis
 • FlowerAzalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address4-8-1 Nakano, Nakano, Tokyo

Nakano (中野区, Nakano-ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan.[1]

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

History[change | change source]

Timeline[change | change source]

  • 1889 (Meiji 22): Nakano becomes a village[3]
  • 1923 (Taishō 12): Great Kanto earthquake causes big increase in Nakano's population[3]
  • 1932 (Shōwa 7): Nakano established as a city[3]
  • 1943: (Shōwa 18): Nakano becomes part of Tokyo-to
  • 1947: (Shōwa 23): Nakano becomes a special wards
  • 1961: (Shōwa 36): Tokyo subway system extends to Nakano

Geography[change | change source]

Nakano is a west-central ward. It borders Shibuya on the south. Suginami is on the ward's western border. Nerima is on the northern border. Shinjuku is on the west.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo" Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-4-2.
  2. Nakano City; retrieved 2012-4-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 History of Nakano; retrieved 2012-4-2.

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