Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki

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Kawasaki
川崎
Ward of Kawasaki
川崎区• Kawasaki-ku
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Location of Kawasaki in  Kanagawa
Location of Kawasaki in Kanagawa
Kawasaki is located in Japan
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
 
Coordinates: 35°31′46″N 139°42′12″E / 35.52944°N 139.70333°E / 35.52944; 139.70333Coordinates: 35°31′46″N 139°42′12″E / 35.52944°N 139.70333°E / 35.52944; 139.70333
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Kanagawa
City Kawasaki
Established April 1, 1972
Area
 • Total 39.21 km2 (15.14 sq mi)
Population (March 2010)
 • Total 216,826
 • Density 5,530/km2 (14,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address 8-banchi Higashida, Kawasaki-ku Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken
210-8570
Website Kawasaki Ward Office

Kawasaki-ku (川崎区?) is one of the seven wards of the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2010, the ward had an estimated population of 216,826 and a density of 5,530 persons per km². The total area was 39.21 square kilometres (15.14 sq mi). Kawasaki-ku has the home to the second largest Koreatown in Japan.

Geography[edit]

Kawasaki Ward is located in northeastern Kanagawa Prefecture, in the northeast portion of the city of Kawasaki, bordering on the Tama River and Tokyo to the north and Tokyo Bay to the south and east. Much of the land area of the Ward is reclaimed land

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Under the Nara period Ritsuryō system, what is now Kawasaki Ward became part of Tachibana District Musashi Province. In the Edo period, it was administered as tenryō territory controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate, but administered through various hatamoto, and prospered as Kawasaki-juku, a post station on the Tokaido highway connecting Edo with Kyoto. After the Meiji Restoration, the area urbanized with the development of Kawasaki Station on the Tokaido Main Line and became a center for heavy industry. The area was largely destroyed by the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923 and during American bombing during World War II. Kawasaki Ward was established with the division of the city of Kawasaki into wards on April 1, 1972. Long associated with grime, labor unrest, organized crime and pollution-related diseases, the local government undertook extensive efforts in the 1990s to revamp the area image.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Kawasaki Ward continues to be dominated by industry.

Transportation[edit]

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Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Kawasaki Ward[edit]

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