Location of Meguro in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Mayor||Eiji Aoki|
|• Total||14.67 km2 (5.66 sq mi)|
(May 1, 2015)
|• Density||18,890/km2 (48,900/sq mi)|
|• Bird||Great tit|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.
The area now known as Meguro was originally two towns. One was called Meguro, and the other was called Hibusuma. Both used to be parts of the Ebara District of Musashi Province. The two were combined to create Meguro ward for Tokyo City in 1932. The ward area has not changed since then.
The number of people living in Meguro has not changed over the last forty years. The high was almost 300,000 people in 1970, and the low was under 250,000 in 1995. See census information below.
- 1970: 295,612 people
- 1975: 285,003 people
- 1980: 273,791 people
- 1985: 269,166 people
- 1990: 251,222 people
- 1995: 243,100 people
- 2000: 250,140 people
- 2005: 264,064 people
- 2010: 268,719 people
Foreign embassies and consulatesEdit
There are many embassies from African nations in the ward.
Colleges and universitiesEdit
- University of Tokyo Komaba Campus
- Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Note: Tokyo Gakugei University and Tokyo Metropolitan University used to be in Meguro. They have moved, but railway stations named for them kept the university names.
Famous people from MeguroEdit
- Yumiko Fujita: actress
- Waka Inoue: model, actress
- Masako, Empress of Japan
- Shigeru Izumiya: folk singer, entertainer
- Kazuo Tokumitsu: announcer
Photographs of MeguroEdit
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