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千葉市
Flag of Chiba
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Location of Chiba in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Chiba in Chiba Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°36′26.2″N 140°06′22.9″E / 35.607278°N 140.106361°E / 35.607278; 140.106361Coordinates: 35°36′26.2″N 140°06′22.9″E / 35.607278°N 140.106361°E / 35.607278; 140.106361
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureChiba Prefecture
Government
 • MayorToshihito Kumagai
Area
 • Total271.76 km2 (104.93 sq mi)
Population
 (February 1, 2016)
 • Total972,861
 • Density3,580/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
-TreeZelkova serrata
– FlowerNelumbo nucifera
– BirdLittle tern
Phone number043-245-5111
Address1-1 Chiba-minato, Chūō-ku, Chiba-shi 260-8722
Websitehttps://www.city.chiba.jp/
Chiba
Chiba (Chinese characters).svg
"Chiba" in kanji
Japanese name
Kanji 千葉
Hiragana ちば

Chiba (千葉市 Chiba-shi?) is a Japanese city in Chiba Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1] It is the capital city of the prefecture.[2] It is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of the center of Tokyo near the Tokyo Bay.[3]

It has been recognized as a city designated by government ordinance since 1992.[4]

Weather

Chiba has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). It is very hot i summer, and cool until mild winter. There is a lot of precipitation throughout the year, but there is less precipitation in winter.

Climate data for Chiba, Chiba
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.8
(49.6)
10.2
(50.4)
13.2
(55.8)
18.3
(64.9)
22.3
(72.1)
25.0
(77)
28.6
(83.5)
30.5
(86.9)
26.9
(80.4)
21.8
(71.2)
16.9
(62.4)
12.4
(54.3)
19.6
(67.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.7
(42.3)
6.1
(43)
8.9
(48)
14.0
(57.2)
18.3
(64.9)
21.3
(70.3)
25.0
(77)
26.7
(80.1)
23.3
(73.9)
18.0
(64.4)
12.9
(55.2)
8.3
(46.9)
15.7
(60.3)
Average low °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
2.3
(36.1)
5.0
(41)
10.1
(50.2)
14.8
(58.6)
18.4
(65.1)
22.3
(72.1)
23.9
(75)
20.5
(68.9)
14.9
(58.8)
9.2
(48.6)
4.4
(39.9)
12.3
(54.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 59.6
(2.346)
59.5
(2.343)
110.0
(4.331)
110.4
(4.346)
112.5
(4.429)
149.9
(5.902)
122.5
(4.823)
134.3
(5.287)
200.4
(7.89)
185.9
(7.319)
91.0
(3.583)
51.5
(2.028)
1,387.5
(54.626)
Snowfall cm (inches) 3
(1.2)
4
(1.6)
1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
8
(3.1)
Humidity 55 57 63 68 72 79 80 78 78 73 67 59 69.1
Sunshine hours 185.1 162.3 160.3 174.1 172.3 125.2 153.0 190.0 127.7 135.6 142.0 176.1 1,903.7
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

People

As of February 2016, Chiba had an estimated 972,861 people living there. It had a population density of 3,580 persons per km². The total area of Chiba is 271.76 km2 (104.93 sq mi). There were 19,135 registered foreign residents in Chiba as of March 31, 2007. Foreigners are about 2% of the total number of people. It has the 14th most amount of people in Japan.

Transportation

Airports

There is no commercial airport in Chiba. Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) are the closest major airports.

Highways

Education

Colleges and universities

High schools

Chiba has 20 public high schools. They are controlled by the Chiba Prefectural Board of Education. Two public high schools are controlled by the Chiba City Board of Education. This includes Inage Senior High School. There are also nine private high schools. They include the Makuhari Junior and Senior High School.

Elementary and middle schools

Chiba has 114 public elementary schools. It also has one private elementary school. There are 59 public middle schools. It also has one private middle school.

International schools

Hospitals and clinics

  • Chiba Kaihin Hospital (Mihama-ku)
  • Chiba University Hospital (Chuo-ku)
  • Kashiwado Hospital (Chuo-ku)
  • Tokyo Dental College Chiba Hospital (Mihama-ku)
  • Koizumi Clinic (Hanamigawa-ku)
  • Mizuno Clinic (Hanamigawa-ku)
  • Hirayama Hospital (Hanamigawa-ku)

Sister cities

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Japan

Chiba is twinned with:

References

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Chiba" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 109.
  2. Nussbaum, "Chiba-ken" at p. 109.
  3. "Archived copy". Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (日本歴史地名大系. (2012). Tokyo: Shogakukan. Retrieved on 10 April 2012. 
  4. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, (2011); Table 1 [PDF 6 of 14]; doi:10.1155/2011/692764; retrieved 2012-12-7.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). http://www.clair.or.jp/cgi-bin/simai/e/03.cgi?p=12&n=Chiba%20Prefecture. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  6. "The City of Houston, Houston Office of Protocol and International Affairs". Archived from the original on 2013-05-17. https://web.archive.org/web/20130517054714/http://www.houstontx.gov/protocol/sistercities.html. 
  7. "Sister Cities". Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171001010801/http://quezoncity.gov.ph/index.php/quezon-city-business-district/350-sister-cities. Retrieved 9 April 2019.