Kodaira, Tokyo

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Kodaira
小平市
City
Kodaira City Hall
Kodaira City Hall
Flag of Kodaira
Flag
Official seal of Kodaira
Seal
Location of Kodaira in Tokyo
Location of Kodaira in Tokyo
Kodaira is located in Japan
Kodaira
Kodaira
 
Coordinates: 35°43′42.6″N 139°28′38.8″E / 35.728500°N 139.477444°E / 35.728500; 139.477444Coordinates: 35°43′42.6″N 139°28′38.8″E / 35.728500°N 139.477444°E / 35.728500; 139.477444
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Government
 • Mayor Masanori Kobayashi (since April 2005)
Area
 • Total 20.51 km2 (7.92 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 191,380
 • Density 9,330/km2 (24,200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Zelkova serrata
• Flower Azalea
• Bird Japanese pygmy woodpecker
Phone number 042-341-1211
Address 2-1333 Ogawa, Kodaira-shi, Tokyo 187-8701
Website www.city.kodaira.tokyo.jp

Kodaira (小平市, Kodaira-shi) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 191,380 and a population density of 9330 persons per km². Its total area was 20.51 square kilometres (7.92 sq mi).[1]

Geography[edit]

Kodaira is located in the Musashino Terrace near the geographic centre of Tokyo Metropolis.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Kodaira was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Kitatama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. The village of Kodaira was created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. Kitatama District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893. The population of the area expanded after the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake with the relocation of universities and housing areas from central Tokyo. Kodaira was elevated to town status in 1944 and to city status on October 1, 1962.

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Kodaiara has 19 public and two private elementary schools, eight public and three private middle schools. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates three public high schools and there are also three private high school. There is also one special education school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Kodaira is not served by any national highways or expressways.

Local attractions[edit]

Notable people from Kodaira[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website(in Japanese)

External links[edit]