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Nishitōkyō (西東京市 Nishitōkyō-shi) (Japanese pronunciation: [ɲiɕitoːkʲoː]) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 200,102, and a population density of 12,700 persons per km². Its total area is 15.75 square kilometres (6.08 sq mi)..
Nishitōkyō City Hall
Location of Nishitōkyō in Tokyo
|• Total||15.75 km2 (6.08 sq mi)|
|• Density||12,700/km2 (33,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||Zelkova serrata & Cornus florida|
|• Flower||Azalea, Sunflower, Cosmos, Narcissus|
|Address||5-6-13 Minami-machi, Nishitōkyō-shi, Tokyo 188-8666|
Nishitokyo is located at the centre of the geological/geographical region known as the Musashino Terrace, and is covered with the Kantō loam formation. The city has a good water supply, owing to rivers running through the city - the Shakujii River, Shirako River, Shin River (tributary of Shirako River) and Tamagawa Josui River. From east to west, the city is about 4.8 km, and from south to north is about 5.6 km.
- former city of Hoya
- Fuji-machi, Hibarigaoka, Higashi-cho, Higashi-fushimi, Hoya-cho, Izumi-cho, Kita-machi, Naka-machi, Sakae-cho, Shimo-hoya, Shin-machi, Sumiyoshi-cho, Yagisawa
- former city of Tanashi
- Kitahara-cho, Midori-cho, Minami-cho, Mukodai-cho, Nishihara-cho, Shibakubo-cho, Tanashi-cho, Yato-cho
The area of present-day Nishitōkyō was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Kitadachi District in Saitama Prefecture. The villages of Hoya and Tanashi were created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. The southern portion of Kitaadachi District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1907.
Universities and collegesEdit
Primary and secondary educationEdit
- Nishitōkyō has 19 public elementary schools and nine public middle schools operated by the city government and one private combined middle/high school.
- The city has three public high schools operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education and three private high schools, including Musashino Joshi Gakuin.
- Seibu Railway – Seibu Ikebukuro Line
- Seibu Railway – Seibu Shinjuku Line
- Nishitōkyō is not served by any national expressways or national highways