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Tokyo (Japanese: 東京, Tōkyō, "aestren caipital") is the hame tae the Japanese govrenment an the emperor, makkin it the Caipital o Japan. It is the naition's maist populous urban aurie an aw (12 million fowk, or aboot 10 percent o the kintra's population, bides in Tokyo) an ane o the 47 prefecturs o Japan.

東京都 · Tokyo Metropolis
Frae top left: Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo Touer, Rainbow Bridge, Shibuya, Naitional Diet Biggin
Offeecial seal o Tokyo
Offeecial logo o Tokyo
Anthem: Tokyo Metropolitan Song (東京都歌, Tokyo Toka)[1]
Location o Tokyo in Japan
Location o Tokyo in Japan
Tokyo is locatit in Japan
Location o Tokyo in Japan
Coordinates: 35°41′22.22″N 139°41′30.12″E / 35.6895056°N 139.6917000°E / 35.6895056; 139.6917000Coordinates: 35°41′22.22″N 139°41′30.12″E / 35.6895056°N 139.6917000°E / 35.6895056; 139.6917000
Kintra Japan
Region Kantō
Island Honshu
Diveesions 23 special wairds, 26 ceeties, 1 destrict, & 4 subprefecturs
 • Teep Metropolis
 • Govrenor Yuriko Koike
 • Caipital Shinjuku
Aurie(rankit 45t)
 • Metropolis 2,187.66 km2 (844.66 sq mi)
 • Metro 13,572 km2 (5,240 sq mi)
Population (1 August 2011)[2][3]
 • Metropolis 13,185,502
 • Density 6,000/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
 • Metro 35,682,460
 • Metro density 2,629/km2 (6,810/sq mi)
 • 23 Wairds 8,967,665
  (2011 per Prefectural Govrenment)
Demonym(s) Tokyoite
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
ISO 3166-2 JP-13
Flouer Somei-Yoshino cherry blossom
Tree Ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba)
Bird Black-heidit Gull (Larus ridibundus)


Tokyo is locate in the Kanto region on the island o Honshu. Its centre is at 35°41' North, 139°46' Aest (35.68333, 139.7667), but its borders extends tae ootlyin islands in the Paceefic Ocean, some sae hyne awa as 1,000 km sooth o the mainlaund.

Geografie an admeenistrative diveesionsEedit

Tokyo is north-wast o Tokyo Bay, an is aboot 90 km aest-tae-wast an 25 km north-tae-sooth. It borders Chiba Prefectur tae the aest, Yamanashi Prefectur tae the wast, Kanagawa Prefectur tae the sooth, an Saitama Prefectur tae the north. Forby thon it conseests o islands in the Paceefic Ocean directly sooth—the Izu Islands is closest, while the Ogasawara Islands raxes ower 1,000 km awa fae mainland Japan.

Sister relationshipsEedit


  1. "東京都歌・市歌". Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  2. "Population of Tokyo". Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  3. "大都市圏・都市圏の人口". Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Retrieved 2005.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Sister Cities (States) of Tokyo - Tokyo Metropolitan Government". Retrieved 2010-05-09.