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Sumida
墨田
—  Special ward  —
墨田区 · Sumida City
Asahi Breweries Headquarters in Sumida

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Location of Sumida in Tokyo
Sumida is located in Japan
Sumida
Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°49′E / 35.7°N 139.817°E / 35.7; 139.817
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Area
 - Total 13.75 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
Population
(2008)
240,296
 - Density 17,480/km2 (45,273/sq mi)
Website Sumida

Sumida (墨田区 Sumida-ku ?) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. It calls itself Sumida City in English.

As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 240,296 and a density of 17,480 persons per km². The total area is 13.75 km².

Sumida maintains sister-city relationships with Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea; and with Shijingshan District, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

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Geography

Sumida is in the northeastern part of the mainland portion of Tokyo. The Sumida and Arakawa are the major rivers, and form parts of its boundaries. Its neighbors are all special wards: Adachi to the north; Arakawa to the northwest; Katsushika to the east; Edogawa to the southeast; Taitō to the west; Chūō to the southwest; and Kōtō to the south.

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Landmarks

Places

  • In the north (the former Mukojima Ward): Sumida, Tsutsumi-dori, Higashi Sumida, Yahiro, Higashi Mukojima, Tachibana, Bunka, Kyojima, Oshiage
  • In the center (former Honjo Ward): Azuma-bashi, Higashi Komagata, Honjo, Narihira, Yokokawa
  • In the south (former Honjo Ward): Yokoami, Ryogoku, Chitose, Ishiwara, Kamezawa, Midori, Tatekawa, Kikukawa, Taihei, Kinshi, Koto-bashi

History

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947. It was previously the (ordinary) wards Honjo and Mukojima.

Companies

Politics

As of 2005, the mayor is Noboru Yamazaki. The council consists of 34 members.

Transportation

Rail lines

Train stations

Highway

Famous people

Historical

Modern

Education

Public elementary and middle schools are operated by Sumida.

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

  • Honjo High School[2]
  • Mukojima Commercial High School[3]
  • Mukojima Technical High School[4]
  • Ryogoku High School[5]
  • Sumidagawa High School[6]
  • Tachibana High School[7]

In addition the metropolitan school district also operates a metropolitan junior high school:

  • Ryogoku Junior High School[8]

Works set in Sumida

See also

References

  1. ^ Bolstad, Max. Asahi Beer Hall. bento.com Tokyo Architecture Review, 1998. Accessed 23 December 2009.
  2. ^ Tokyo Metropolitan Honjo Senior High School (Japanese)
  3. ^ Tōkyō Toritsu Mukōjima Shōgyō Kōtōgakkō (Tokyo Metropolitan Mukojima Commercial Senior High School Homepage) (Japanese)
  4. ^ Mukojima Technical High School (Japanese)
  5. ^ Tōkyō Toritsu Ryōkoku Kōtōgakkō Web Site (Tokyo Metropolitan Ryōkoku Senior High School Web Site) (Japanese)
  6. ^ Sumidagawa SHS (Japanese)
  7. ^ Metropolitan Tokyo Tachibana High School (Japanese); Tachibana High School (English)
  8. ^ Tokyo Metropolitan Ryogoku Junior High School (Japanese)

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