Nishi-ku, Nagoya

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Nishi

西区
Nishi Ward
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Location of Nishi in Aichi
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Nishi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°11′8″N136°53′9″E / 35.18556°N 136.88583°E / 35.18556; 136.88583 Coordinates: 35°11′8″N136°53′9″E / 35.18556°N 136.88583°E / 35.18556; 136.88583
CountryJapan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi
Area
  Total17.93 km2 (6.92 sq mi)
Population
 (1 October 2019)
  Total150,480
  Density8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
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/ (in Japanese)
Symbols
Flower Primrose [1]
Tree Willow [1]

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. As of 1 October 2019, the ward has an estimated population of 150,480 and a population density of 8,393 persons per km². The total area is 17.93 km².

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Geography

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. [1]

History

The ward was established in 1908. [1]

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

Companies

The food companies Marukawa, [2] Kasugai, and Meito Sangyo are located in this ward.[ citation needed ]

The Hotel Nagoya Castle is located there.

Attractions

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

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 西区の紹介 (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  2. "Company Profile." Marukawa. Retrieved on 15 June 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"