Nishi-ku, Nagoya

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Nishi
西区
Ward
Nishi Ward
Location of Nishi ward in Nagoya city
Location of Nishi ward in Nagoya city
Nishi is located in Japan
Nishi
Nishi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°11′8″N 136°53′9″E / 35.18556°N 136.88583°E / 35.18556; 136.88583Coordinates: 35°11′8″N 136°53′9″E / 35.18556°N 136.88583°E / 35.18556; 136.88583
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi
Area
 • Total 17.89 km2 (6.91 sq mi)
Population (September 2011[1])
 • Total 145,040
 • Density 8,079/km2 (20,920/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Willow[2]
 • Flower Primrose[2]
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 愛知県名古屋市西区花の木二丁目18番1号
451-8508
Website www.city.nagoya.jp/nishi/ (Japanese)

Nishi-ku (Japanese: 西区?, Hepburn: nishi-ku, lit. "western ward") is one of the 16 wards in the city of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Geography[edit]

The ward is located in the northwestern part of the city. The Shōnai River runs through the ward, as do the Hori River and Shin River.[2]

History[edit]

The ward was established in 1908.[2]

Nishi-Ward is the birthplace of pachinko.[citation needed]

Companies[edit]

The food companies Marukawa,[3] Kasugai, and Meito Sangyo are located in this ward.[citation needed]

Attractions[edit]

The small historical street Shike-michi runs parallel to the Hori Canal. It was used by merchants during the Edo period and is now a historical property.

A museum of the ceramic maker Noritake and the company's headquarters are located in Nishi Ward, and nearby is also the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

A popular park are the Shōnai Greens.

The Nagoya Lucent Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Japan, is located in the ward.

Notable persons[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 平成23年9月1日現在の世帯数と人口(全市・区別) (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 20 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d 西区の紹介 (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Company Profile." Marukawa. Retrieved on June 15, 2014. "No.9-9, Shinmichi 1-Chome, Nishi-Ku, Nagoya 451-8571" - Japanese address: "本社 愛知県名古屋市西区新道一丁目9番9号"

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