Nakamura-ku, Nagoya

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Nakamura

中村区
Nakamura Ward
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JR Central Towers of Nagoya Station serves as the headquarters of the Central Japan Railway Company
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Location of Nakamura in Aichi Prefecture
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Nakamura
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°10′7″N136°52′23″E / 35.16861°N 136.87306°E / 35.16861; 136.87306 Coordinates: 35°10′7″N136°52′23″E / 35.16861°N 136.87306°E / 35.16861; 136.87306
CountryJapan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
Area
  Total16.30 km2 (6.29 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total135,134
  Density8,300/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address愛知県名古屋市中村区竹橋町36-31
453-8501
Website www.city.nagoya.jp/nakamura/ (in Japanese)
Symbols
Flower Narcissus (Daffodil) [1]

Nakamura (中村区, Nakamura-ku) is one of the 16 wards of Nagoya, Japan. As of October 1, 2019, the ward has an estimated population of 135,134 and a population density of 8,290 persons per km². The total area is 16.30 km².

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History

Nakamura Ward is famous as the birthplace of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

One of the merchant areas is called Funairi-chō, which is close to the Hori Canal. The area was heavily damaged during the bombing of Nagoya in World War II. One of the houses that was saved from there is the Tōmatsu House.

The modern ward was officially established on October 1, 1937;83 years ago. [2]

Places

from Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel Nagoya view from Marriott.jpg
from Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel

JR Nagoya Station, Meitetsu Nagoya Station and Kintetsu Nagoya Station are all located next to each other in the ward's Meieki district. Adjoining these train stations are several department stores, including Matsuzakaya, the Meitetsu Department Store and Kintetsu Pass'e.

To the west of the station is Nagoya's only Islamic house of worship, the Nagoya Mosque, which was established in 1998.

Economy

The Central Japan Railway Company has its headquarters in the JR Central Towers in Meieki. [3] Aoki's Pizza has its headquarters in Nakamura-ku. [4] DMG Mori Seiki has its headquarters in Nakamura-ku. [5] [6]

Air France has an office in the Nagoya-Daiya Building in Nakamura-ku. [7]

Education

There are two universities in the ward, namely Aichi University and Doho University.

The ward also has a North Korean primary school, Nagoya Corean Elementary School & Kindergarten (名古屋朝鮮初級学校). [8]

People

Famous people born in Nakamura Ward include:

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References

  1. 中村区の紹介 (in Japanese). Nagoya City. March 23, 2010. Archived from the original on April 6, 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
  2. 区 政 概 要 (PDF) (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 2010. p. 16. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
  3. Central Japan Railway Company. "Corporate Data" . Retrieved June 28, 2009.
  4. "概要 Archived 2009-04-20 at the Wayback Machine ." Aoki's Pizza. Retrieved on February 26, 2010.
  5. "Corporate Profile Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine ." DMG Mori Seiki. Retrieved on January 30, 2011. "Nagoya Head Office 2-35-16 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi 450-0002, Japan."
  6. "Bases in Japan." (Direct map image link Archived July 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine ) Mori Seiki. Retrieved on January 30, 2011. "Nagoya Head Office 2-35-16 Meieki, Nakamura-ku,Nagoya City, Aichi 450-0002, Japan."
  7. "Contact / Air France agencies." Air France Japan. Retrieved on January 16, 2009.
  8. "アクセス." Nagoya Corean Elementary School & Kindergarten. Retrieved on October 14, 2015. "〒453–0801名古屋市中村区太閤1-18-33"
  9. "自己紹介・こんな人".

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