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 within the ward. The ward calls itself Setagaya City in English. [ Its official bird is the ] citation needed Azure-winged Magpie, its flower the Fringed Orchid, and its tree the Zelkova serrata. It 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. The total area is 58.08 km², the largest of the 23 special wards. Geography [edit ]
Setagaya sits at the southwestern corner of the 23 special wards. The
Tama River separates it from Kanagawa Prefecture.
Most of the land is in the
Musashino tableland. The parts along the Tama River to the south are comparatively low-lying.
The population of Setagaya is among the highest in Tokyo, and there are many residential neighborhoods.
The ward is divided into five districts. These are Setagaya, Kitazawa, Tamagawa, Kinuta and Karasuyama. Each area has own office as a part of administrative structure.
History [edit ]
The special ward of Setagaya was founded on March 15, 1947.
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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 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 ] 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 Elementary schools [edit ]
The following schools are operated by Setagaya.
[7 ] Wakabayashi Elementary School Misyuku Elementary School Hihashi-Ohara Elementary School Taishidou Elementary School Sakura Elementary School Matsugaoka Elementary School Sakuragaoka Elementary School Daizawa Elementary School Mamoriyama Elementary School Tamon Elementary School Setagaya Elementary School Matsuzawa Elementary School Komazawa Elementary School Asahi Elementary School Nakazato Elementary School Matsubara Elementary School Kitazawa Elementary School Kamikitazawa Elementary School Komatsunagi Elementary School Ikenoue Elementary School Kyodo Elementary School Tsurumaki Elementary School Yamazaki Elementary School Nakamaru Elementary School Daita Elementary School Sangen-Jaya Elementary School Akatsuzumi Elementary School Matsugaoka Elementary School Ikejiri Elementary School Sasahara Elementary School Hanamido Elementary School Shiroyama Elementary School Fukasawa Elementary School Tamagawa Elementary School Kyosai Elementary School Futako-Tamagawa Elementary School Yahata Elementary School Okusawa Elementary School Oyamadai Elementary School Higashi-Fukasawa Elementary School Higashi-Tamagawa Elementary School Sakuramachi Elementary School Kuhonbutsu Elementary School Seta Elementary School Todoroki Elementary School Yoga Elementary School Nakamachi Elementary School Tamadutsumi Elementary School Karasuyama Elementary School Tsukado Elementary School Soshigaya Elementary School Kinuta Elementary School Meisei Elementary School Karasuyama-Kita Elementary School Hachiman-Yama Elementary School Roka Elementary School Funabashi Elementary School Kinuta-Minami Elementary School Kyuden Elementary School Yamano Elementary School Chitose Elementary School Kitami Elementary School Musashigaoka Elementary School Kibogaoka Elementary School Chitosedai Elementary School
The following schools are nationally or privately operated.
Kunimoto Elementary School Showa Elementary School of Showa Women's University Seijo Gakuen Primary School Seisen International School St. Dominic's Institute St. Mary's International School Denenchofu Futaba Gakuen Elementary School Tokyo City University Elementary School Wako Elementary School Setagaya Elementary School of National Tokyo Gakugei University International relations [edit ]
Setagaya has sister-city relationships with
Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada; the Döbling district of Vienna, Austria; and Bunbury, Western Australia. References [edit ] External links [edit ]
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