Tokyo
東京都
(とうきょうと)
Tōkyō-to
Tokyo
Skyline of Minato, Tokyo
Country Japan
Mayor (None)
Area 2,187.08 km²
Population 8,653,000 (23 Special wards)
12,790,000 (Administrative)
Density 5,847 /km²
Emblem of Tokyo
Emblem of Tokyo's 23 Special wards
Emblem of Tokyo
Emblem of Tokyo Metropolis
Website www.metro.tokyo.jp

Tokyo is the capital of Japan.

The greater metropolian area of Tokyo may have the largest population of any metro area in the world. (Ref: Wikipedia:List of metropolitan areas by population.) The metropolis has a population of over 12 million but the city proper (23 Special wards) area has a population of 8 million people.

List of special wards[edit | edit source]

*Population as of June 2007

Name Kanji Pop.* Density (/km²) Area (km²)
Flag of Adachi, Tokyo.svg Adachi 足立区 629,392 11,830.68 53.20
Flag of Arakawa, Tokyo.svg Arakawa 荒川区 194,777 18,262.25 10.20
Flag of Bunkyo, Tokyo.svg Bunkyo 文京区 194,933 16,009.28 11.31
Flag of Chiyoda, Tokyo.svg Chiyoda 千代田区 43,802 3,763.06 11.64
Flag of Chuo, Tokyo.svg Chuo 中央区 104,997 10,344.53 10.15
Flag of Edogawa, Tokyo.svg Edogawa 江戸川区 661,386 13,264.86 49.86
Flag of Itabashi, Tokyo.svg Itabashi 板橋区 529,059 16,445.72 32.17
Flag of Katsushika, Tokyo.svg Katsushika 葛飾区 428,066 12,286.62 34.84
Flag of Kita, Tokyo.svg Kita 北区 330,646 15,885.67 20.59
Flag of Koto, Tokyo.svg Koto 江東区 436,337 10,963.24 39.8
Flag of Meguro, Tokyo.svg Meguro 目黒区 267,798 18,217.55 14.70
Flag of Minato, Tokyo.svg Minato 港区 205,196 10,088.30 20.34
Flag of Nakano, Tokyo.svg Nakano 中野区 312,939 20,097.82 15.59
Flag of Nerima, Tokyo.svg Nerima 練馬区 702,202 14,580.61 48.16
Flag of Ota, Tokyo.svg Ota 大田区 674,590 11,345.27 59.46
Flag of Setagaya, Tokyo.svg Setagaya 世田谷区 855,416 14,728.23 58.08
Flag of Shibuya, Tokyo.svg Shibuya 渋谷区 205,512 13,337.13 15.11
Flag of Shinagawa, Tokyo.svg Shinagawa 品川区 353,887 15,576.01 22.72
Flag of Shinjuku, Tokyo.svg Shinjuku 新宿区 309,463 16,975.48 18.23
Flag of Suginami, Tokyo.svg Suginami 杉並区 534,981 15,725.49 34.02
Flag of Sumida, Tokyo.svg Sumida 墨田区 237,433 16,079.49 13.75
Flag of Taito, Tokyo.svg Taito 台東区 168,277 16,139.38 10.08
Flag of Toshima, Tokyo.svg Toshima 豊島区 256,009 19,428.44 13.01
Overall 8,637,098 13,890.25 621.81

Events[edit | edit source]

The 1964 Summer Olympics were held in Tokyo.

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