Edogawa, Tokyo

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Edogawa
江戸川区
Special ward
Edogawa City1
Furukawa Waterside Park in Edogawa
Furukawa Waterside Park in Edogawa
Flag of Edogawa
Flag
Location of Edogawa in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Edogawa in Tokyo Metropolis
Edogawa is located in Japan
Edogawa
Edogawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°53′E / 35.700°N 139.883°E / 35.700; 139.883Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°53′E / 35.700°N 139.883°E / 35.700; 139.883
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Area
 • Total 49.86 km2 (19.25 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 671,937
 • Density 13,260/km2 (34,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Edogawa
Kasai Junction, Shuto Expressway

Edogawa (江戸川区 Edogawa-ku?) is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. It takes its name from the river that runs from north to south along the eastern edge of the ward. In English, it uses the name Edogawa City.

The easternmost of the wards, it shares boundaries with the cities of Urayasu and Ichikawa in Chiba Prefecture (to the east) and with the wards of Katsushika (to the north), Sumida and Kōtō (to the west). It meets the city of Matsudo in Chiba at a point.

Edogawa has a sister-city relationship with Gosford, New South Wales, Australia. Domestically, it has friendship ties with the cities of Azumino in Nagano Prefecture and Tsuruoka in Yamagata Prefecture.

As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 671,937 and a population density of 13,260 persons per km². The total area is 49.86 km².

History

The ward was founded in 1937 with the merger of seven towns and villages in Minami-Katsushika District: the towns of Koiwa and Komatsugawa, and the villages of Kasai, Matsue, Mizue, Shinozaki and Shikamoto.

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Famous people

Education

Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by the Edogawa Board of Education.

Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

Private High Schools:

Universities

  • Aikoku Gakuen Junior College

Transportation

Rail

East Japan Railway Company
Chūō-Sōbu Line
Keiyō Line
Keisei Electric Railway
Keisei Main Line
Toei
Toei Shinjuku Line
Tokyo Metro
Tozai Line

Highway

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