Talk:Tokyo

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Record-holder for area covered?[edit]

I am unaware of any other urban jurisdiction on the planet that stretches as far as Tokyo's, given the fact the islands stretching 1,000 km to the south are considered part of the metropolis. Would it be correct to call it the most spread out urban area in the world, or is there actually a larger one? (I'm not talking in terms of actual square kilometres, of course, I mean physical "crow flies" distance from end to end or even from city centre to outskirts. 136.159.160.8 (talk) 20:58, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

But does the Tokyo defined in this article qualify as an urban jurisdiction? Formally, it is not a city, but a prefecture/"Metropolis" containing 62 special wards/"cities", cities, towns and villages; by area, it's one of the smallest prefectures. And practically, neither Mount Kumotori (on the border of the town of Okutama, Tokyo) nor Marcus Island (part of the village of Ogasawara, Tokyo) are very urban, they are remote rural places. An urban area would be either the Tokyo metropolitan area or in a narrow definition the 23 wards/-ku/"cities" section of Tokyo that covers former Tokyo City – and that is on the contrary rather remarkable for its small size/its high density, at least in its size category (not the record-holder by far, many of the densest cities seem to be a lot smaller though; but at least Delhi and Mumbai have more inhabitants on a smaller area according to the linked article; trans-Pacific comparison: the population density of Tokyo (23 wards/ex-city) is about 1.5 times the density of New York City with roughly comparable population and wealth/development level. The ratio of daytime/nighttime population, i.e. the number of people commuting into the 23 wards, is also remarkably high, at least nationally (about 140%, see Jp. gov., MIC statistics bureau (en), 2000, the value for Chiyoda ward/"City" was >2000%, that might possibly be a record for a municipality even internationally (?), the value for the whole Tokyo prefecture/"Metropolis" is about 120%), but I don't know if there are comparable statistics globally, and Tokyo (ex-city/23 wards) is certainly not the record-holder as Osaka City already had a slightly higher value in the linked 2000 stats. US cities have/had the most extreme mania for cars and "suburbia" for a long time, so I suppose they generally have higher commuting ratios.).
In terms of maximum inner extent – in the sense you outlined, i.e. the longest straight line you can draw with start and end point in the territory – Tokyo should be the largest among all 47 prefectures by the ≈1,000 km line you can draw between Mt. Kumotori and Marcus Island; but then, prefectures are extremely small compared to similar primary subdivisions (states, provinces, whatever) in other countries – think of the sheer size and vast empty spaces of Russia or Canada or even US, Brazil, etc. –, so I don't think there's any record there. --Asakura Akira (talk) 09:14, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
I agree with user Asakura!--Bolzanobozen (talk) 15:12, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

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