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Nakano
中野
Special ward
中野区 · Nakano City
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Location of Nakano in Tokyo
Location of Nakano in Tokyo
 
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Area
 • Total 15.59 km2 (6.02 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2011)
 • Total 311,690
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Castanopsis
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 81-(0)3-3389-1111
Address Nakano 4-8-1, Nakano, Tokyo
164-8501
Website Nakano

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

Timeline

  • 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

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.

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