Location of Shōwa-ku in Nagoya
|• Total||10.94 km2 (4.22 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2011)|
|• Density||9,630/km2 (24,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Flowering Dogwood |
|- Flower||Japanese iris |
|Address||3-19, Yuwa-dori, Showa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 466-8585|
Shōwa-ku (昭和区? Shōwa-ku) is one of the 16 wards of the city of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 2011, the ward had an estimated population of 105,360 and a population density of 9,630 persons per km². The total area was 10.94 km².
Shōwa Ward is located near the geographic center of Nagoya.
Gokiso Village in Aichi District was annexed by Nagoya on August 22, 1921, becoming part of Naka District. Shōwa District was established on October 1, 1937 out of a portion of former Naka District and Minami District. On Feb 11, 1944, a portion of Shōwa District joined with a portion of Atsuta District to form Mizuho District. On April 5, 1955 the district annexed neighboring Tempaku village, which became the separate Tempaku District on February 1, 1977.
- Chukyo University
- Nagoya University – Medical School
- Nagoya Institute of Technology
- Nanzan University
- St. Mary's College, Nagoya
- Kuwayama Art Museum
- Mandolin Melodies Museum
- Showa Museum of Art
- Tsuruma Central Library
- Nagoya Municipal Subway – Tsurumai Line
- Nagoya Municipal Subway – Sakura-dōri Line
- Nagoya Municipal Subway – Meijō Line
Noted people from Shōwa Ward, Nagoya
- 昭和(しょうわ)区の紹介 (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 27 January 2009.
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