Nishitōkyō, Tokyo

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Nishitōkyō
西東京市
City
Flag of Nishitōkyō
Flag
Location of Nishitōkyō in Tokyo Prefecture
Location of Nishitōkyō in Tokyo Prefecture
Nishitōkyō is located in Japan
Nishitōkyō
Nishitōkyō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°44′N 139°32′E / 35.733°N 139.533°E / 35.733; 139.533Coordinates: 35°44′N 139°32′E / 35.733°N 139.533°E / 35.733; 139.533
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Prefecture
Area
 • Total 15.85 km2 (6.12 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 197,366
 • Density 12,452/km2 (32,250/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.city.nishitokyo.lg.jp

Nishitōkyō (西東京市 Nishitōkyō-shi?) is a city located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.

As of 2009, the city has an estimated population of 197,366 and the population density of 12,452.11 persons per km². The total area is 15.85 km².

The modern city of Nishitōkyō was established on January 21, 2001. Before that date, the area was two separate cities Hoya and Tanashi. The name Nishi-tokyo means "West Tokyo."

Geography[edit]

Nishitokyo is located at the centre of the geological/geographical region known as the Musashino Terrace, and is covered with the Kantō loam formation. Even though it belongs to an area, Tama, with bad water supply, the city has a good water supply, owing to rivers running through the city - the Shakujii River, Shirako River, Shin River (tributary of Shirako River) and Tamagawa Josui River. From east to west, the city is about 4.8 km, and from south to north is about 5.6 km.

Neighboring municipality[edit]

Neighborhoods[edit]

  • Old Hoya area
Fuji-machi, Hibarigaoka, Higashi-cho, Higashi-fushimi, Hoya-cho, Izumi-cho, Kita-machi, Naka-machi, Sakae-cho, Shimo-hoya, Shin-machi, Sumiyoshi-cho, Yagisawa
  • Old Tanashi area
Kitahara-cho, Midori-cho, Minami-cho, Mukodai-cho, Nishihara-cho, Shibakubo-cho, Tanashi-cho, Yato-cho

Education[edit]

The city operates public elementary and junior high schools.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools.

  • Hoya High School
  • Tanashi High School
  • Tanashi High School of Technology

The private junior and senior high school Musashino Joshi Gakuin is in this city, close to the border with Musashino.

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