Kodaira, Tokyo

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Kodaira

小平市
City
Official seal of Kodaira
Emblem
Location of Kodaira in Tokyo
Location of Kodaira in Tokyo
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo
Government
 • MayorMasanori Kobayashi (since April 2005)
Area
 • Total20.46 km2 (7.90 sq mi)
Population
 (July 1, 2011)
 • Total180,049
 • Density8,800.05/km2 (22,792.0/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeZelkova serrata
 • FlowerAzalea
 • BirdWoodpecker
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address2-1333 Ogawa, Kodaira-shi, Tokyo
187-8701
Websitewww.city.kodaira.tokyo.jp

Kodaira (小平市, Kodaira-shi) is a city located in the western region of Tokyo, Japan.

The city has an estimated population of 180,049 with 82,179 households and a population density of 8,800.05 persons per km² as of July 1, 2011. The total area is 20.46 km².

The city was founded on October 1, 1962.

Industry

The biggest employer in the area is the Bridgestone tire company.[citation needed]

Transportation

Kodaira Station is the main train station serving the area, however there are several other train stations in Kodaira. They are mostly operated by the private company Seibu Railway.

Education

Universities

Tsuda College, Kaetsu University, Musashino Art University, Korea University, and parts of Hitotsubashi University, a high school and dormitory associated with Waseda University are located in this city.

Primary and secondary schools

Kodaira operates public elementary and junior high schools.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates the following public high schools.

  • Kodaira High School
  • Kodaira South High School
  • Kodaira West High School

Notable people

Kodaira is the hometown of Japanese actor Shun Oguri.[citation needed]

See also

References

External links

Media related to Kodaira, Tokyo at Wikimedia Commons