Midori Ward Office, Chiba
Location of Midori in Chiba
|• Total||66.25 km2 (25.58 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||1,920/km2 (5,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||5-5-2 Oyumino, Midori-ku Chiba-shi, Chiba-ken 266-8733|
Midori Ward (緑区 Midori-ku) is one of the six wards of the city of Chiba in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2016, the ward had an estimated population of 127,368 and a population density of 1920 persons per km². The total area was 66.25 square kilometres (25.58 sq mi).
Midori Ward is located in an inland area of southeastern Chiba city.
During the Edo period, Midori-ku was the location of the jin'ya of Oyumi Domain, a feudal domain ruled by the Morikawa clan from 1627 until 1871 under the Tokugawa shogunate. After the Meiji Restoration, the area was divided on April 1, 1889 into the villages of Shiina, Honda and Oihama within Chiba District, and Toki Town in Sanbu DIstrict. Oihama became a town on November 10, 1928. On February 11, 1955, the city of Chiba annexed Oihama, Shiina and Honda. On July 15, 1969, the town of Toki merged into the city of Chiba as well. With the promotion of Chiba to a designated city with additional autonomy from Chiba prefecture and the central government on April 1, 1992, Midori Ward was created as an administrative unit.
Midori Ward is largely a regional commercial center and bedroom community for central Chiba and Tokyo.
Noted people from Midori Ward
- Kōsuke Fujishima – manga artist
- Kōichi Tokita – manga artist
- Tetsuya Harada – Grand Prix motorcycle racer
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