Kyoto metropolitan area
Kyoto Tower and Downtown Kyoto
Biwako Hall in Ōtsu
|• Total||2,835.93 km2 (1,094.96 sq mi)|
|• Inhabitable area||776.77 km2 (299.91 sq mi)|
|• Rank||4th in Japan|
|• Density||990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|• Inhabitable area density||3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||$90.6 billion (2010)|
|GDP per capita||$33,827|
|GDP (nominal)||$115.3 billion (2010)|
|GDP per capita||$43,021|
The metropolitan area is also referred to as Keiji (京滋) or Keishin (京津). The name Keiji is constructed by extracting a representative kanji from Kyoto (京都) and Shiga (滋賀). The name Keishin is constructed by extracting a representative kanji from Kyoto (京都) and Ōtsu (大津).
Urban Employment AreaEdit
The greater Kyoto area is defined by Urban Employment Area as Kyoto Metropolitan Employment Area (Kyoto MEA). The metropolitan area had a total population of 2,801,044 as of 2015 and is the fourth-largest in Japan. The cities and towns of the metropolitan area with their 2015 populations are listed below.
- Kyoto Prefecture
- Shiga Prefecture
A wider metropolitan area based on commuting patterns is also defined by Kyōto Toshiken Jichitai Nettowāku Kaigi (京都都市圏自治体ネットワーク会議, Conference of Kyoto metropolitan area municipalities network) as the Kyoto metropolitan area. This area consists of 14 cities and towns of Shiga Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture, and Osaka Prefecture, in addition to Kyoto MEA. The total population as of 2015 for the region was estimated at 3,789,750. The following areas, along with the above Kyoto MEA, are included in the Kyoto metropolitan area, with their 2015 populations:
- Bukkyo University – 5 campuses in Kyoto and Nantan
- Doshisha University – 2 campuses in Kyoto and Kyōtanabe
- Kyoto University – 3 campuses in Kyoto and Uji
- Kyoto Gakuen University – 2 campuses in Kameoka and Kyoto
- Ritsumeikan University – 4 campuses in Kyoto, Kusatsu, and Ibaraki
- Ryukoku University – 3 campuses in Kyoto and Ōtsu
Kyōto Station is a hub of the rail network in the area.
- Tōkaidō Shinkansen (Kyōto Station) – inter-city rail (JR Central)
- Biwako Line and JR Kyoto Line – regional and commuter rail (JR West)
- Kosei Line – regional and commuter rail (JR West)
- San'in Main Line – regional and commuter rail (JR West)
- Nara Line – commuter rail (JR West)
- Kusatsu Line – commuter rail (JR West)
- Kyoto Line (Kintetsu) – regional and commuter rail (Kintetsu)
- Keihan Main Line and Uji Line – commuter rail (Keihan)
- Keishin Line – commuter rail, subway, and tram (Keihan)
- Ishiyama Sakamoto Line – commuter rail and tram (Keihan)
- Hankyu Kyoto Main Line and Hankyu Arashiyama Line – commuter rail (Hankyu)
- Arashiyama Line and Kitano Line – commuter rail and tram (Randen)
- Karasuma Line and Tōzai Line – Kyoto Municipal Subway
- Eizan Main Line and Kurama Line – commuter rail (Eiden)
- Kanemoto, Yoshitsugu. "Metropolitan Employment Area (MEA) Data". Center for Spatial Information Science, the University of Tokyo. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
- Kanemoto, Yoshitsugu. "Urban Employment Area (MEA) Code Table". Center for Spatial Information Science, the University of Tokyo. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
- 10.12 trillion Japanese yen
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- 京都都市圏自治体ネットワーク‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)
- Kyoto metropolitan area municipalities network on Facebook ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)
- Kyoto metropolitan area municipalities network on Instagram ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)
- Workers and Students Commuting to Kyoto-shi - Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications