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Kodaira (小平市, Kodaira-shi) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 October 2018, 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).[1]

Kodaira

小平市
Kodaira City Hall
Kodaira City Hall
Flag of Kodaira
Flag
Official seal of Kodaira
Seal
Location of Kodaira in Tokyo
Location of Kodaira in Tokyo
Kodaira is located in Japan
Kodaira
Kodaira
 
Coordinates: 35°43′42.6″N 139°28′38.8″E / 35.728500°N 139.477444°E / 35.728500; 139.477444Coordinates: 35°43′42.6″N 139°28′38.8″E / 35.728500°N 139.477444°E / 35.728500; 139.477444
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo
Government
 • MayorMasanori Kobayashi (since April 2005)
Area
 • Total20.51 km2 (7.92 sq mi)
Population
 (October 2018)
 • Total194,757
 • Density9,496/km2 (24,590/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeZelkova serrata
• FlowerAzalea
• BirdJapanese pygmy woodpecker
Phone number042-341-1211
Address2-1333 Ogawa, Kodaira-shi, Tokyo 187-8701
Websitewww.city.kodaira.tokyo.jp

GeographyEdit

Kodaira is located in the Musashino Terrace near the geographic centre of Tokyo Metropolis.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

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.

EducationEdit

UniversitiesEdit

Miscellaneous schoolEdit

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.

TransportationEdit

Local attractionsEdit

Notable people from KodairaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official website(in Japanese)

External linksEdit