|Coordinates: 35°42′26.63″N 139°39′49.81″E / 35.7073972°N 139.6638361°ECoordinates: 35°42′26.63″N 139°39′49.81″E / 35.7073972°N 139.6638361°E|
|• Mayor||Daisuke Tanaka (since June 2002)|
|• Total||15.59 km2 (6.02 sq mi)|
(May 1, 2015)
|• Density||21,000/km2 (54,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|City hall address||4-8-1 Nakano, Nakano, Tokyo|
Nakano (中野区, Nakano-ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan.
The municipality calls itself "Nakano City" in English.
History[change | change source]
Timeline[change | change source]
- 1889 (Meiji 22): Nakano becomes a village
- 1923 (Taishō 12): Great Kanto earthquake causes big increase in Nakano's population
- 1932 (Shōwa 7): Nakano established as a city
- 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.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo" Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-4-2.
- ↑ Nakano City; retrieved 2012-4-2.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 History of Nakano; retrieved 2012-4-2.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Nakano website (in English), (in Japanese)
- Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Special wards Archived 2014-12-08 at the Wayback Machine