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Koganei (小金井市 Koganei-shi) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo, Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 121,516, and a population density of 10,750 persons per km². Its total area is 11.30 square kilometres (4.36 sq mi).
Koganei City Hall
Location of Koganei in Tokyo
|• Mayor||Shinichiro Nishioka (since December 2015)|
|• Total||11.30 km2 (4.36 sq mi)|
|• Density||10,750/km2 (27,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|• Bird||Common kingfisher|
|Address||6-6-3 Honmachi, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-8504|
Geographically, the city lies approximately at the center of Tokyo, and is located about 20 kilometers west of Shinjuku, where Tokyo Metropolitan Government has its headquarters. It is flanked on the north and the south by two large parks. To the north is Koganei Park, which includes the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, a branch of the Edo-Tokyo Museum located in Ryōgoku, Tokyo. To the south is Nogawa Park and Tama Cemetery.
The area of present-day Koganei 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 Koganei 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. Koganei was elevated to town status in 1937, and to city status in 1958.
- Hosei University - Koganei campus
- Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology - Koganei campus
- Tokyo Gakugei University
- International Christian University (officially located in Mitaka, lies partially within Koganei).
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates the following public high schools.
- Koganei North High School
- Koganei Technical High School
The following private high schools are also located in Koganei.
- Chuo University High School
- International Christian University High School
- Tokyo Denki University High School
Junior high and elementary schoolsEdit
The Koganei Municipal Board of Education operates six public junior high schools and no public elementary schools. There is one private junior high school and one private elementary school.
- JR East - Chūō Main Line
- Seibu Railway - Seibu Tamagawa Line
Koganei is not served by any national highways or expressways