Chūō-ku, Kobe

Chūō (中央区, Chūō-ku) is one of 9 wards of Kobe, Japan. It has an area of 28.46 km², and a population of 127,602 with 74,814 households as of January 31, 2012. The ward was formed from the 1980 merger of the former Fukiai-ku (葺合区) and Ikuta-ku (生田区).


Ward of Kobe
Kobe Kitano weather vane house
Kobe Kitano weather vane house
Location of Chūō-ku in Kobe
Location of Chūō-ku in Kobe
Chūō-ku is located in Japan
Coordinates: 34°41′26″N 135°11′45″E / 34.69056°N 135.19583°E / 34.69056; 135.19583Coordinates: 34°41′26″N 135°11′45″E / 34.69056°N 135.19583°E / 34.69056; 135.19583
RegionKinki (Kansai)
 • Total28.46 km2 (10.99 sq mi)
 (January 31, 2012)
 • Total127,602
 • Density4,483.56/km2 (11,612.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- FlowerPetunia
Phone number078-232-1411
Address5-1-1 Kumoi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken 651-8570

The Consulate-General of Panama in Kobe is located on the eighth floor of the Moriyama Building in Chūō-ku.[1] Also in the ward are the headquarters of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Sysmex Corporation, a global medical devices manufacturing company and TOA Corporation, an electronics company.[2][3][4]

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International schools:



  1. ^ "List of Consulates in Kansai Area Archived 2008-09-23 at the Wayback Machine." Creation Core Higashi Osaka. Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "Company Outline." Sumitomo Rubber Industries. Retrieved on January 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Corporate Profile Archived 2015-01-19 at the Wayback Machine." Sysmex Corporation. Retrieved on January 21, 2015.
  4. ^ "Company Data." TOA Corporation. Retrieved on November 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Home page Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine. Kobe Chinese School. Retrieved on April 11, 2015. "〒650-0004 兵庫県神戸市中央区中山手通6丁目9番1号"
  6. ^ "ウリハッキョ一覧" (). Chongryon. Retrieved on October 14, 2015.

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