Minami-ku, Nagoya

Minami-ku (南区, Minami-ku) is one of the 16 wards of the city of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the ward had an estimated population of 136,015 and a population density of 7,368 persons per km². The total area was 18.46 km².

Minami

南区
Minami Ward
Ryufuku-ji
Ryufuku-ji
Location of Minami-ku in Nagoya
Location of Minami-ku in Nagoya
Minami is located in Japan
Minami
Minami
 
Coordinates: 35°05′42″N 136°55′52″E / 35.09500°N 136.93111°E / 35.09500; 136.93111Coordinates: 35°05′42″N 136°55′52″E / 35.09500°N 136.93111°E / 35.09500; 136.93111
CountryJapan
RegionTōkai region
Chūbu region
PrefectureAichi
Area
 • Total18.46 km2 (7.13 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
 • Total136,015
 • Density7,400/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCinnamomum camphora [1]
- FlowerSunflower
Phone number052-811-5161
Address3-10, Maehama-dori, Minami-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 457-8508
Websitewww.city.nagoya.jp/minami/ (in Japanese)
Minami-ku Ward Office

GeographyEdit

Minami Ward is the southern portion of the city of Nagoya, in the coastal flatlands near the shore of Ise Bay. Due to land reclamation and the expansion of Minato Ward, Minami Ward no longer has a coastline.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

All of what is now Minami Ward was part of the domains of the Owari Domain during the Edo period (except for two villages which belonged to Imao Domain of Mino Province). After the Meiji Restoration, the area was transferred to the new Nagoya Prefecture, which later became part of Aichi Prefecture. A “Minami Ward” was one of the original wards, with the division of the city of Nagoya into wards on April 1, 1908; however, none of present-day Minami Ward was within the geographical extent of the original Minami Ward. On August 22, 1922, Minami Ward annexed the neighboring town of Yobitsuki and the village Kasadera from Aichi District. On October 1, 1937 the city of Nagoya was re-divided into ten wards, with the original Minami Ward divided into the new Minami Ward, plus Atsuta Ward, Nakagawa Ward, Minato Ward, and part of Showa Ward. In 1959, the Isewan Typhoon caused severe damage to the area.

EconomyEdit

Minami Ward was traditionally known for its production of sea salt and seaweed. During the post-World War II period, the area developed into a center for heavy industry, including a large factory operated by Mitsubishi Motors. The Mitsubishi plant closed in the year 2000.

EducationEdit

TransportationEdit

RailroadsEdit

Yobitsugi

HighwaysEdit

Local attractionsEdit

Noted people from Midori Ward, NagoyaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 南区の紹介 (in Japanese). Nagoya City. 5 February 2010.