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Shinagawa
品川
Special ward
品川区 · Shinagawa City
Skyscrapers in Shinagawa
Skyscrapers in Shinagawa
Flag
Flag
Location of Shinagawa in Tokyo
Location of Shinagawa in Tokyo
 
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Area
 • Total 22.77 km2 (8.79 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 344,461
 • Density 15,740/km2 (40,800/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Shinagawa (Japanese)

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

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.

History

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

Politics and government

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

Foreign embassies and consulates

Embassies

Sister cities

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

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