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Chiba

千葉市
Designated city
Top: Coastal industrial area, Chiba Folk MuseumMiddle: Makuhari Messe, Chiba Port Tower, Chiba Marine StadiumBottom: Skyscrapers of Makuhari on the coast.
Top: Coastal industrial area, Chiba Folk Museum
Middle: Makuhari Messe, Chiba Port Tower, Chiba Marine Stadium
Bottom: Skyscrapers of Makuhari on the coast.
Flag of Chiba
Flag
Location of Chiba in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Chiba in Chiba Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
Area
 • Total 271.76 km2 (104.93 sq mi)
Population
 (February 1, 2016)
 • Total 972,861
 • Density 3,580/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
-Tree Zelkova serrata
– Flower Nelumbo nucifera
– Bird Little tern
Phone number 043-245-5111
Address 1-1 Chiba-minato, Chūō-ku, Chiba-shi 260-8722
Website https://www.city.chiba.jp/
Chiba
Chiba (Chinese characters).svg
"Chiba" in kanji
Japanese name
Kanji 千葉
Hiragana ちば

Chiba (千葉市 Chiba-shi) is a Japanese city in Chiba Prefecture on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of the prefecture. It is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of the center of Tokyo near the Tokyo Bay.

It has been recognized as a city designated by government ordinance since 1992.

Weather

Chiba has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). It is very hot i summer, and cool until mild winter. There is a lot of precipitation throughout the year, but there is less precipitation in winter.

Climate data for Chiba, Chiba
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.8
(49.6)
10.2
(50.4)
13.2
(55.8)
18.3
(64.9)
22.3
(72.1)
25.0
(77)
28.6
(83.5)
30.5
(86.9)
26.9
(80.4)
21.8
(71.2)
16.9
(62.4)
12.4
(54.3)
19.6
(67.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.7
(42.3)
6.1
(43)
8.9
(48)
14.0
(57.2)
18.3
(64.9)
21.3
(70.3)
25.0
(77)
26.7
(80.1)
23.3
(73.9)
18.0
(64.4)
12.9
(55.2)
8.3
(46.9)
15.7
(60.3)
Average low °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
2.3
(36.1)
5.0
(41)
10.1
(50.2)
14.8
(58.6)
18.4
(65.1)
22.3
(72.1)
23.9
(75)
20.5
(68.9)
14.9
(58.8)
9.2
(48.6)
4.4
(39.9)
12.3
(54.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 59.6
(2.346)
59.5
(2.343)
110.0
(4.331)
110.4
(4.346)
112.5
(4.429)
149.9
(5.902)
122.5
(4.823)
134.3
(5.287)
200.4
(7.89)
185.9
(7.319)
91.0
(3.583)
51.5
(2.028)
1,387.5
(54.626)
Snowfall cm (inches) 3
(1.2)
4
(1.6)
1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
8
(3.1)
Humidity 55 57 63 68 72 79 80 78 78 73 67 59 69.1
Sunshine hours 185.1 162.3 160.3 174.1 172.3 125.2 153.0 190.0 127.7 135.6 142.0 176.1 1,903.7
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

People

As of February 2016, Chiba had an estimated 972,861 people living there. It had a population density of 3,580 persons per km². The total area of Chiba is 271.76 km2 (104.93 sq mi). There were 19,135 registered foreign residents in Chiba as of March 31, 2007. Foreigners are about 2% of the total number of people. It has the 14th most amount of people in Japan.

Transportation

Airports

There is no commercial airport in Chiba. Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) are the closest major airports.

Highways

  • Higashi-Kantō Expressway to Tokyo, Narita and Kashima
  • Tateyama Expressway to Kisarazu
  • Keiyō Road
  • Chiba-Tōgane Road (Japan National Route 126
  • Japan National Route 14
  • Japan National Route 16
  • Japan National Route 51
  • Japan National Route 128
  • Japan National Route 357

Education

Colleges and universities

  • Chiba University
  • Chiba Prefectural University of Health Sciences
  • Kanda University of International Studies
  • Tokyo Dental College
  • Shukutoku University
  • Keiai University
  • Chiba Keizai University
  • Tokyo University of Information Sciences
  • The Open University of Japan
  • Uekusa University
  • Teikyo Heisei University (Chiba campus)
  • Chiba Meitoku College
  • Japan Christian Junior College

High schools

Chiba has 20 public high schools. They are controlled by the Chiba Prefectural Board of Education. Two public high schools are controlled by the Chiba City Board of Education. This includes Inage Senior High School. There are also nine private high schools. They include the Makuhari Junior and Senior High School.

Elementary and middle schools

Chiba has 114 public elementary schools. It also has one private elementary school. There are 59 public middle schools. It also has one private middle school.

International schools

  • Chiba Korean Primary and Junior High School

Hospitals and clinics

  • Chiba Kaihin Hospital (Mihama-ku)
  • Chiba University Hospital (Chuo-ku)
  • Kashiwado Hospital (Chuo-ku)
  • Tokyo Dental College Chiba Hospital (Mihama-ku)
  • Koizumi Clinic (Hanamigawa-ku)
  • Mizuno Clinic (Hanamigawa-ku)
  • Hirayama Hospital (Hanamigawa-ku)

Sister cities

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Japan

Chiba is twinned with:


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