Higashi-ku, Nagoya

Higashi-ku, Nagoya

Higashi
東区
Ward
Higashi Ward
Nagoya Dome from Midland Squa
Nagoya Dome from Midland Squa
Location of Higashi-ku in
Location of Higashi-ku in Nagoya
Higashi is located in Japan
Higashi
 
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Tōkai region
Chūbu region
Prefecture Aichi
Area
 • Total 7.7 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Population (November 2011)
 • Total 74,334
 • Density 9,650/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Magnolia liliiflora [1]
- Flower Tree peony
Phone number 052-935-2271
Address 1-7-74 Tsutsui, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 464-8644
Website //higashi.jp.nagoya.citywww (Japanese)
Higashi-ku Ward Office

Higashi Ward (東区 Higashi-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 74,334 and a population density of 9,650 persons per km². The total area was 7.7 km².

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Surrounding municipalities 1.1
  • History 2
  • Economy 3
  • Education 4
  • Transportation 5
    • Rail 5.1
    • Highways 5.2
  • Local attractions 6
  • Notable people from Higashi-ku, Nagoya 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Geography

Higashi Ward is located in the center of Nagoya city. It is the smallest of the wards of Nagoya in terms of geographic area.

Surrounding municipalities

History

Higashi Ward was one of the original four wards of the city of Nagoya, established on April 1, 1908. Most of the area was completed destroyed during the Bombing of Nagoya in World War II. After the war, the layout of the streets was changed to a grid pattern, with wide streets serving as firebreaks.

Economy

Higashi Ward has the headquarters of Tōkai Television Broadcasting as well as the NHK Nagoya Broadcasting Station.

Education

Transportation

Rail

Highways

Local attractions

Tokugawa Garden

Notable people from Higashi-ku, Nagoya

References

  1. ^ 東区の紹介 (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 

External links

  • City of Nagoya website - English