Kodaira City Hall
Location of Kodaira in Tokyo
|• Mayor||Masanori Kobayashi (since April 2005)|
|• Total||20.51 km2 (7.92 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||9,330/km2 (24,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|• Bird||Japanese pygmy woodpecker|
|Address||2-1333 Ogawa, Kodaira-shi, Tokyo 187-8701|
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[update], 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).
Kodaira is located in the Musashino Terrace near the geographic centre of Tokyo Metropolis.
- Tokyo Metropolis
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.
- Tsuda College
- Kaetsu University
- Musashino Art University
- Korea University
- Hitotsubashi University (Kodaira campus)
- Shiraume Gakuen College
- Shiraume Gakuen Junior College
Primary and secondary schools
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.
- JR East - Musashino Line
- Seibu Railway - Seibu Shinjuku Line
- Seibu Railway - Seibu Tamako Line
- Seibu Railway - Seibu Kokubunji Line
- Seibu Railway - Seibu Haijima Line
Kodaira is not served by any national highways or expressways.
- Koganei Park
- Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
- Kodaira Municipal Cemetery
- Kodaiara Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum
- Gas Museum
Notable people from Kodaira
- Official website(Japanese)
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