Shinagawa, Tokyo

special ward of Tokyo

Shinagawa (品川区, Shinagawa-ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. It is sometimes called Shinagawa City in English.[1]

Shinagawa

品川区
Shinagawa City
Meguro River at Ōsaki, Shinagawa
Meguro River at Ōsaki, Shinagawa
Flag of Shinagawa
Flag
Location of Shinagawa in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Shinagawa in Tokyo Metropolis
Shinagawa is located in Japan
Shinagawa
Shinagawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°36′N 139°44′E / 35.600°N 139.733°E / 35.600; 139.733Coordinates: 35°36′N 139°44′E / 35.600°N 139.733°E / 35.600; 139.733
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo Metropolis
Area
 • Total22.84 km2 (8.82 sq mi)
Population
 (April 1, 2016)
 • Total380,293
 • Density16,510/km2 (42,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Websitewww.city.shinagawa.tokyo.jp

As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 344,461 and a density of 15,740 persons per km². The total area is 22.72 km².

HistoryEdit

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947 by combining Ebara Ward with the older Shinagawa Ward.[2] Both Ebara Ward and Shinagawa Ward had been created in 1932 when Tokyo City expanded after the Great Kantō earthquake.

Shinagawa is a transport hub with the busy Shinagawa Station nearby in Minato Ward.

Politics and governmentEdit

Shinagawa is run by a city assembly of 40 elected members.

Foreign embassies and consulatesEdit

EmbassiesEdit

EducationEdit

UniversitiesEdit

Special collegesEdit

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates two special colleges in Shinagawa:

Sister citiesEdit

Shinagawa has sister-city relationships with Auckland in New Zealand, Geneva in Switzerland, and Portland, Maine in the United States.[3]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo"; retrieved 2012-3-27.
  2. 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.
  3. 国際交流事業の紹介 | 品川区 ("Introduction to International Relations | Shinagawa") Retrieved on March 10, 2009
  4. "Sister Cities". Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland. Embassy of Japan. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-09.

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