Shōwa-ku, Nagoya

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Shōwa-ku
昭和区
Ward
Shōwa-ku Ward Office
Shōwa-ku Ward Office
Location of Shōwa-ku in Nagoya
Location of Shōwa-ku in Nagoya
Shōwa-ku is located in Japan
Shōwa-ku
Shōwa-ku
 
Coordinates: 35°09′01″N 136°56′03″E / 35.15028°N 136.93417°E / 35.15028; 136.93417Coordinates: 35°09′01″N 136°56′03″E / 35.15028°N 136.93417°E / 35.15028; 136.93417
Country Japan
Region Tōkai region
Chūbu region
Prefecture Aichi
Area
 • Total 10.94 km2 (4.22 sq mi)
Population (November 2011)
 • Total 105,360
 • Density 9,630/km2 (24,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Flowering Dogwood [1]
- Flower Japanese iris [1]
Phone number 052-731-1511
Address 3-19, Yuwa-dori, Showa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 466-8585
Website www.city.nagoya.jp/showa/ (Japanese)

Shōwa-ku (昭和区 Shōwa-ku?) is one of the 16 wards of the city of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 2011, the ward had an estimated population of 105,360 and a population density of 9,630 persons per km². The total area was 10.94 km².

Geography[edit]

Shōwa Ward is located near the geographic center of Nagoya.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Gokiso Village in Aichi District was annexed by Nagoya on August 22, 1921, becoming part of Naka District. Shōwa District was established on October 1, 1937 out of a portion of former Naka District and Minami District. On Feb 11, 1944, a portion of Shōwa District joined with a portion of Atsuta District to form Mizuho District. On April 5, 1955 the district annexed neighboring Tempaku village, which became the separate Tempaku District on February 1, 1977.

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Noted people from Shōwa Ward, Nagoya[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "昭和(しょうわ)区の紹介" (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 27 January 2009.