Chiyoda, Tokyo

special ward in the Tokyo Metropolis in Japan

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

Chiyoda City
The National Diet Building, Chiyoda, Tokyo
The National Diet Building, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Flag of Chiyoda
Official seal of Chiyoda
Location of Chiyoda in Tokyo
Location of Chiyoda in Tokyo
Chiyoda is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°41′38.41″N 139°45′12.94″E / 35.6940028°N 139.7535944°E / 35.6940028; 139.7535944
 • Total11.66 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
 (May 1, 2015)
 • Total54,462
 • Density4,670/km2 (12,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address1-2-1 Kudanminami,
Chiyoda, Tokyo

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

History change

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.

On March 15, 1947, the ward of Chiyoda was formed by combining the wards of Kanda and Kōjimachi.[4]

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

Geography change

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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  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo" Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-3-27.
  2. Chiyoda City Archived 2007-05-09 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-3-27.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chiyoda" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 117.
  4. 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.

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