This article needs additional citations for . verification (January 2009) Setagaya ( is a 世田谷区 Setagaya-ku) special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is also the name of a neighborhood and administrative district within the ward. The ward calls itself Setagaya City in English. Its official bird is the Azure-winged Magpie, its flower the Fringed Orchid, and its tree the Zelkova serrata.
Setagaya has the largest population and second largest area (after
Ōta) of Tokyo's 23 special wards. As of May 1, 2011, the ward has an estimated population of 837,185 and a population density of 14,414.34 persons per km² with the total area of 58.08 km². Geography [edit ]
Setagaya is located at the southwestern corner of the
23 special wards and Tama River separates the boundary between Tokyo Metropolis and Kanagawa Prefecture.
Residential population is among the highest in Tokyo as there are many residential neighbourhoods within Setagaya. Setagaya is served by various rail services providing frequent 2 to 3 minutes
headway rush hour services to the busiest train terminals of Shinjuku and Shibuya as well as through service trains which continue travelling on to the Tokyo Metro lines providing direct access to the central commercial and business districts. Most rail lines run parallel from east to west and there are no north and south rail services within Setagaya, except for Setagaya Line light rail.
The ward is divided into five districts. These are Setagaya, Kitazawa, Tamagawa, Kinuta and Karasuyama. The main ward office and municipal assembly (city hall) is located in Setagaya District, but other districts also have its own branch ward offices as a part of the administrative structure. Each branch offices provide almost identical services as the main office, but does not provide the services related to municipal assembly.
Most of the land is in the
Musashino Tableland. The parts along the Tama River to the south are comparatively low-lying. History [edit ]
The special ward of Setagaya was founded on March 15, 1947.
Edo period, 42 villages occupied the area. With the abolition of the han system in 1871, the central and eastern portions became part of Tokyo Prefecture while the rest became part of Kanagawa Prefecture; in 1893, some areas were transferred to Tokyo Prefecture. With the establishment of Setagaya Ward (an ordinary ward) in the old Tokyo City in 1932, and further consolidation in 1936, Setagaya took its present boundaries.
1964 Summer Olympics, the district of Karasuyama-machi in Setagaya was part of the athletics marathon and 50 km walk event. [1 ] Landmarks [edit ] Districts [edit ] Setagaya Matsubara Kitazawa Tamagawa Futako-Tamagawa: Major commercial and residential district located by the Tama River. Yōga Todoroki Kinuta Karasuyama Transportation [edit ] Rail [edit ] Keio Corporation : Daitabashi, Meidai-mae, Shimo Takaido, Sakura Josui, Kami Kitazawa, Hachiman Yama, Roka Koen, Keiō Line Chitose-Karasuyama Stations : Keio Inokashira Line Ikenoue, Shimo-Kitazawa, Shindaita, Higashi-Matsubara, Meidaimae Stations Odakyu Electric Railway Tokyu Corporation : Ikejiri Ohashi, Sangen-Jaya, Komazawa Daigaku, Sakura Shinmachi, Den-en-toshi Line Yōga, Futako-Tamagawa Stations : Okusawa Station Meguro Line : Midorigaoka, ( Oimachi Line Jiyūgaoka), Kuhon-butsu, Oyamadai, Todoroki, Kaminoge, Futako-Tamagawa Stations ( Setagaya Line LRT): Sangen-Jaya, Nishi Taishido, Wakabayashi, Shoin Jinja-mae, Setagaya, Kami Machi, Miyanosaka, Yamashita, Matsubara, Shimo Takaido Stations : ( Toyoko Line Jiyūgaoka Station) Road [edit ] Expressways [edit ] National highways [edit ] Politics [edit ]
On April 25, 2011, amid national concern over the safety of nuclear power triggered by the
March 11 Earthquake and Fukushima I nuclear accidents, former Social Democratic Party Upper House House of Councillors legislator Nobuto Hosaka was elected mayor on an anti-nuclear platform. Prior to becoming mayor, Hosaka was also well-known his staunch opposition of the death penalty [2 ] and his defense of Japan's [3 ] Otaku culture. [4 ] Economy [edit ] Education [edit ]
Setagaya operates public elementary and junior high schools. The
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools. High schools [edit ] Chitosegaoka High School Engei High School Fukasawa High School Matsubara High School Roka High School Sakuramachi High School Setagaya Izumi High School Setagaya Sogo High School Setagaya Technical High School Sogo Technical High School Tamagawa High School The following schools are nationally or privately operated. Keisenjo Gakuen High School Kosei Gakuen Girls High School Nihon University Sakuragaoka High School Seijo Gakuen Junior High School and High School Tokyo University of Agriculture First High School and Junior High School Japan Women's University affiliated Homei High School and Junior High School Elementary schools [edit ] The following schools are operated by Setagaya. [7 ] Akatsuzumi Elementary School Asahi Elementary School Chitose Elementary School Chitosedai Elementary School Daita Elementary School Daizawa Elementary School Fukasawa Elementary School Funabashi Elementary School Futako-Tamagawa Elementary School Hachiman-Yama Elementary School Hanamido Elementary School Higashi-Fukasawa Elementary School Higashi-Tamagawa Elementary School Hihashi-Ohara Elementary School Ikejiri Elementary School Ikenoue Elementary School Kamikitazawa Elementary School Karasuyama Elementary School Karasuyama-Kita Elementary School Kibogaoka Elementary School Kinuta Elementary School Kinuta-Minami Elementary School Kitami Elementary School Kitazawa Elementary School Komatsunagi Elementary School Komazawa Elementary School Kuhonbutsu Elementary School Kyodo Elementary School Kyosai Elementary School Kyuden Elementary School Mamoriyama Elementary School Matsubara Elementary School Matsugaoka Elementary School Matsugaoka Elementary School Matsuzawa Elementary School Meisei Elementary School Misyuku Elementary School Musashigaoka Elementary School Nakamachi Elementary School Nakamaru Elementary School Nakazato Elementary School Okusawa Elementary School Oyamadai Elementary School Roka Elementary School Sakura Elementary School Sakuragaoka Elementary School Sakuramachi Elementary School Sangen-Jaya Elementary School Sasahara Elementary School Seta Elementary School Setagaya Elementary School Shiroyama Elementary School Soshigaya Elementary School Taishidou Elementary School Tamadutsumi Elementary School Tamagawa Elementary School Tamon Elementary School Todoroki Elementary School Tsukado Elementary School Tsurumaki Elementary School Wakabayashi Elementary School Yahata Elementary School Yamano Elementary School Yamazaki Elementary School Yoga Elementary School The following schools are nationally or privately operated. Denenchofu Futaba Gakuen Elementary School Kunimoto Elementary School St. Dominic's Institute St. Mary's International School Seijo Gakuen Primary School Seisen International School Setagaya Elementary School of National Tokyo Gakugei University Showa Elementary School of Showa Women's University Tokyo City University Elementary School Wako Elementary School International relations [edit ]
Setagaya has sister-city relationships with
Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada; the Döbling district of Vienna, Austria; and Bunbury, Western Australia. See also [edit ] References [edit ] External links [edit ]
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1896: Marathon (city), Panathenaic Stadium 1900: Croix-Catelan Stadium 1904: Francis Field 1908: White City Stadium 1912: Stockholm Olympic Stadium 1920: Olympisch Stadion 1924: Stade de Colombes 1928: Olympic Stadium 1932: Olympic Stadium, Riverside Drive at Griffith Park 1936: Avus Motor Road, Olympic Stadium 1948: Empire Stadium 1952: Olympic Stadium 1956: Melbourne Cricket Ground 1960: Arch of Constantine, Raccordo Anulare, Stadio Olimpico, Via Appia Antica, Via Cristoforo Colombo 1964: Fuchu City, Karasuyama-machi, National Stadium, Sasazuka-machi, Shinjuku 1968: Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Zócalo 1972: Olympiastadion 1976: Montreal Botanical Garden, Olympic Stadium, Streets of Montreal 1980: Grand Arena, Streets of Moscow 1984: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Santa Monica College, Streets of Los Angeles, Streets of Santa Monica 1988: Olympic Stadium, Streets of Seoul 1992: Estadi Olímpic de Monjuïc, Marathon course, Mataró, Walking course 1996: Marathon course, Olympic Stadium, Walking course 2000: Marathon course, North Sydney, Olympic Stadium 2004: Marathon (city), Olympic Stadium, Panathenaic Stadium, Stadium at Olympia 2008: Beijing National Stadium, Olympic Green Promenade Walking course, Streets of Beijing Marathon course 2012: Marathon Course, Olympic Stadium 2016: Flamengo Park, João Havelange Stadium, Sambódromo