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 is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyomarker, Japanmarker. It calls itself Sumida City in English.


As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 240,296 and a density of 17,480 persons per km². The total area is 13.75 km².

Sumida maintains sister-city relationships with Seodaemun-gu, Seoulmarker, South Koreamarker; and with Shijingshan Districtmarker, Beijing, People's Republic of Chinamarker.

Geography

Sumida is in the northeastern part of the mainland portion of Tokyo. The Sumida and Arakawa are the major rivers, and form parts of its boundaries. Its neighbors are all special wards: Adachi to the north; Arakawa to the northwest; Katsushika to the east; Edogawa to the southeast; Taitō to the west; Chūō to the southwest; and Kōtō to the south.

Landmarks

  • Tokyo Sky Treemarker - NHKmarker and other broadcasters have proposed a new tower, which, when completed, will be the tallest freestanding tower in the world and the tallest man-made structure in Japan. It is currently scheduled for completion in 2011, when all of Japan will have switched to digital terrestrial television.




Places

  • In the north (the former Mukojima Ward): Sumida, Tsutsumi-dori, Higashi Sumida, Yahiro, Higashi Mukojima, Tachibana, Bunka, Kyojima, Oshiage
  • In the center (former Honjo Ward): Azuma-bashi, Higashi Komagata, Honjo, Narihira, Yokokawa
  • In the south (former Honjo Ward): Yokoami, Ryogoku, Chitose, Ishiwara, Kamezawa, Midori, Tatekawa, Kikukawa, Taihei, Kinshi, Koto-bashi


History

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947. It was previously the (ordinary) wards Honjo and Mukojima.

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Politics

As of 2005, the mayor is Noboru Yamazaki. The council consists of 34 members.

Transportation

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Highway



Famous people

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Modern



Education

Public elementary and middle schools are operated by Sumida.

Public high schools are operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

In addition the metropolitan school district also operates a metropolitan junior high school:
  • Ryogoku Junior High School [42776]


Works set in Sumida



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