|Ward of Kobe|
Kobe Kitano weather vane house
Location of Chūō-ku in Kobe City
|• Total||28.46 km2 (10.99 sq mi)|
|Population (January 31, 2012)|
|• Density||4,483.56/km2 (11,612.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||5-1-1 Kumoi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken 651-8570|
Chūō (中央区 Chūō-ku?) is one of 9 wards of Kobe City in Japan. It has an area of 28.46 km², and a population of 127,602 with 74,814 households as of January 31, 2012. The ward was formed from the 1980 merger of the former Fukiai-ku and Ikuta-ku.
The Consulate-General of Panama in Kobe is located on the eighth floor of the Moriyama Building in Chūō-ku. Also in the ward are the headquarters of Sumitomo Rubber Industries and Sysmex Corporation, a global medical devices manufacturing company.
Places of note
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