Chūkyō Metropolitan Aurie

Chūkyō (中京圏, Chūkyō-ken), whiles cried the Chūkyō region (中京地方 Chūkyō-chihō), is the name o a major metropolitan aurie in Japan that is centred on the ceety o Nagoya in Aichi Prefectur. The aurie maks up the maist urban pairt o the Tōkai region. The population (as o 2000) o 8,739,000 ower an aurie o 6,380 square kilometers.

Chūkyō Metropolitan Aurie
Kintra Japan
Lairgest CeetyNagoya
 • Metro
6,380 km2 (2,463 sq mi)
 (Population Census o Japan 2000)[1]
 • Metro
 • Metro density1,370/km2 (3,548/sq mi)

It is amang the 50 maist populous metropolitan auries in the warld an is Japan's third maist populous metropolitan aurie efter the Greater Tokyo Aurie an Keihanshin, containin roughly 7% o Japan's population. Historically, this region haes taken a back seat tae the ither twa pouer centers, baith poleetically an economically; housomeivver, its economic importance haes been growin steadily, an its GDP per caipita is amang the heichest in Japan.


The metropolitan aurie stretches ayont the central ceety o Nagoya tae ither municipalities in Aichi Prefectur, as well as neebourin Gifu an Mie prefecturs.

Aichi PrefecturEedit

Wastren Aichi Prefectur
Central Aichi Prefectur

Gifu PrefecturEedit

Mie PrefecturEedit


Major airportsEedit

Major railweysEedit

Nagoya Station

Thare are at least 38 passenger train lines in the Greater Nagoya aurie. JR runs sax, Nagoya Subway seiven, Meitetsu 18, Kintetsu fower, an five ither operators ane each.

Major interceety heich-gatesEedit

See an awEedit


  1. Statistics Bureau of Japan

The aurie defined bi the Chukyo Area Person-Trip Survey Archived 2017-01-05 at the Wayback Machine, a study o commuter movement, is slichtly different frae the census definition. It includes soothren Aichi an auries immediately north o Gifu City. It adds twa ceeties in Aichi Prefecture (Tahara an Toyohashi) an twa ceeties in Gifu Prefecture (Mino an Seki). Additionally, it excludes twa ceeties in Gifu Prefecture (Ena an Nakatsugawa).