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目黒区
CountryJapan
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)

Meguro (目黒区 Meguro-ku?) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan.[1]

The municipality calls itself "Meguro City" in English.[2]

As of December 31, 2007, the ward has an estimated population of 259,968 and a density of 17,685 persons per km². The total area is 14.70 km².

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.

History

The area now known as Meguro was originally two towns. One was called Meguro, and the other was called Hibusuma. Both used to be parts of the Ebara District of Musashi Province. The two were combined to create Meguro ward for Tokyo City in 1932. The ward area has not changed since then.

Population

The number of people living in Meguro has not changed over the last forty years. The high was almost 300,000 people in 1970, and the low was under 250,000 in 1995. See census information below.

  • 1970: 295,612 people
  • 1975: 285,003 people
  • 1980: 273,791 people
  • 1985: 269,166 people
  • 1990: 251,222 people
  • 1995: 243,100 people
  • 2000: 250,140 people
  • 2005: 264,064 people
  • 2010: 268,719 people


Geography

Hokusai ukiyo-e of a view of Mount Fuji from Shimo Meguro.

There are four other special wards next to Meguro. They are Shibuya (to the northeast), Setagaya (to the west), Ōta (to the south) and Shinagawa (to the southeast).

Districts

Meguro Area

Aobadai
Ōhashi
Kamimeguro
Gohongi
Komaba
Shimomeguro
Nakachō
Nakameguro
Higashiyama
Mita
Meguro
Yūtenji

Hibusuma Area

Ōokayama
Kakinokizaka
Jiyūgaoka
Senzoku
Tairamachi
Takaban
Chūōchō
Nakane
Haramachi
Higashigaoka
Himonya
Midorigaoka
Minami
Megurohonchō
Yakumo

Foreign embassies and consulates

There are many embassies from African nations in the ward.


Education

Colleges and universities


Culture

Religion

  • Himonya Catholic Church
  • Himonya Hachiman Shrine
  • Ōtori Shrine
  • Ryūsen-ji (Meguro Fudo temple). Its black-eyed (me-guro) statue of Fudo gave Meguro its name.
  • Yūten-ji

People

Famous people from Meguro

Notable residents

Photographs of Meguro

Related pages

References

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo"; retrieved 2012-3-27.
  2. Meguro City; retrieved 2012-4-2.

Other websites