Nishitōkyō, Tokyo

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Nishitōkyō
西東京市
City
Nishitōkyō City Hall
Nishitōkyō City Hall
Flag of Nishitōkyō
Flag
Official seal of Nishitōkyō
Seal
Location of Nishitōkyō in Tokyo
Location of Nishitōkyō in Tokyo
Nishitōkyō is located in Japan
Nishitōkyō
Nishitōkyō
 
Coordinates: 35°43′32.2″N 139°32′17.7″E / 35.725611°N 139.538250°E / 35.725611; 139.538250Coordinates: 35°43′32.2″N 139°32′17.7″E / 35.725611°N 139.538250°E / 35.725611; 139.538250
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Area
 • Total 15.75 km2 (6.08 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 200,102
 • Density 12,700/km2 (33,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Zelkova serrata & Cornus florida
• Flower Azalea, Sunflower, Cosmos, Narcissus
Phone number 042-464-1311
Address 5-6-13 Minami-machi, Nishitōkyō-shi, Tokyo 188-8666
Website www.city.nishitokyo.lg.jp

Nishitōkyō (西東京市 Nishitōkyō-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 200,102 and a population density of 12.700 persons per km². Its total area was 15.75 square kilometres (6.08 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Nishitokyo is located at the centre of the geological/geographical region known as the Musashino Terrace, and is covered with the Kantō loam formation. The city has a good water supply, owing to rivers running through the city - the Shakujii River, Shirako River, Shin River (tributary of Shirako River) and Tamagawa Josui River. From east to west, the city is about 4.8 km, and from south to north is about 5.6 km.

Neighborhoods[edit]

  • former city of Hoya
Fuji-machi, Hibarigaoka, Higashi-cho, Higashi-fushimi, Hoya-cho, Izumi-cho, Kita-machi, Naka-machi, Sakae-cho, Shimo-hoya, Shin-machi, Sumiyoshi-cho, Yagisawa
  • former city of Tanashi
Kitahara-cho, Midori-cho, Minami-cho, Mukodai-cho, Nishihara-cho, Shibakubo-cho, Tanashi-cho, Yato-cho

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Nishitōkyō was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Kitadachi District in Saitama Prefecture. The villages of Hoya were Tanashi were created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. The southern portion of Kitaadachi District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1907.

The modern city of Nishitōkyō was established on January 21, 2001. Before that date, the area was two separate cities Hoya and Tanashi. The name Nishitōkyō means "West Tokyo."

Economy[edit]

The watch manufacturer, Citizen is headquartered in Nishitōkyō.

Education[edit]

Universities and colleges[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

  • Nishitōkyō is not served by any national expressways or national highways

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