Kodaira (小平市 Kodaira-shi) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 October 2018[update], the city had an estimated population of 194,757, and a population density of 9496 persons per km². Its total area is 20.51 square kilometres (7.92 sq mi).
Kodaira City Hall
Location of Kodaira in Tokyo
|• Mayor||Masanori Kobayashi (since April 2005)|
|• Total||20.51 km2 (7.92 sq mi)|
|• Density||9,496/km2 (24,590/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|• Bird||Japanese pygmy woodpecker|
|Address||2-1333 Ogawa, Kodaira-shi, Tokyo 187-8701|
Kodaira is located in the Musashino Terrace near the geographic centre of Tokyo Metropolis.
The area of present-day Kodaira was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Kitatama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. The village of Kodaira was created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. Kitatama District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893. The population of the area expanded after the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake with the relocation of universities and housing areas from central Tokyo. Kodaira was elevated to town status in 1944 and to city status on October 1, 1962.
- Tsuda College
- Kaetsu University
- Musashino Art University
- Hitotsubashi University (Kodaira campus)
- Shiraume Gakuen College
- Shiraume Gakuen Junior College
Primary and secondary schoolsEdit
Kodaira has 19 public and two private elementary schools, eight public and three private middle schools. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates three public high schools and there are also three private high school. There is also one special education school.
- JR East - Musashino Line
- Seibu Railway - Seibu Shinjuku Line
- Seibu Railway - Seibu Tamako Line
- Seibu Railway - Seibu Kokubunji Line
- Seibu Railway - Seibu Haijima Line
Kodaira is not served by any national highways or expressways.