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 Japan

Largest City Nagoya

Area

 • Metro 7,072 km2 (2,731 sq mi)

Population (Population Census of Japan
Japan
2010)[1]

 • Metro 9,107,414

 • Metro density 1,288/km2 (3,335/sq mi)

A map of Nagoya
Nagoya
Metropolitan Employment Area in 2010.

Chūkyō (中京圏, Chūkyō-ken), or the Chūkyō region (中京地方, Chūkyō-chihō), is a major metropolitan area in Japan that is centered on the city of Nagoya
Nagoya
(the "Chūkyō", i.e., the "capital in the middle") in Aichi Prefecture. The area makes up the most-urban part of the Tōkai region. The population (as of 2010) of 9,107,414 over an area of 7,072 square kilometers. Nevertheless, like most of Japan's major metro areas, the core of it lies on a fertile alluvial plain, in this case the Nōbi Plain. It is among the 50 most-populous metropolitan areas in the world and is the third-most-populous metropolitan area in Japan
Japan
(after Greater Tokyo
Tokyo
and Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto), containing roughly 7% of Japan's population. Historically, this region has taken a back seat to the other two power centers, both politically and economically; however, the agglomeration of Nagoya
Nagoya
is the 22nd-largest metro area economy, in terms of gross metropolitan product at purchasing power parity in 2014, according to a study by the Brookings Institution.[2] The GDP in Greager Nagoya, Nagoya
Nagoya
Metropolitan Employment Area, is US$256.3 billion in 2010.[3][4]

Contents

1 Municipalities

1.1 Aichi Prefecture 1.2 Gifu Prefecture 1.3 Mie Prefecture

2 Transport

2.1 Major airports 2.2 Major railways 2.3 Major intercity highways

3 See also 4 Notes

Municipalities[edit] The metropolitan area stretches beyond the central city of Nagoya
Nagoya
to other municipalities in Aichi Prefecture, as well as neighboring Gifu and Mie prefectures. Aichi Prefecture[edit]

Western Aichi Prefecture

Aisai Ama Chita Handa Ichinomiya Inazawa Inuyama Iwakura Kasugai Komaki Kitanagoya Kiyosu Kōnan Nagakute Nisshin Ōbu Owariasahi Seto Tōkai Tokoname Toyoake Tsushima Yatomi

Ichinomiya

Kasugai

Komaki

Inazawa

Seto

Handa

Tōkai

Eastern Aichi Prefecture

Toyohashi MEA

Toyota MEA

Okazaki MEA

Anjō Chiryū Gamagori Hekinan Kariya Miyoshi Nishio Okazaki Tahara Takahama Toyohashi Toyokawa Toyota

Toyota

Okazaki

Toyohashi

Toyokawa

Anjō

Nishio

Kariya

Gifu Prefecture[edit]

Gifu MEA

Ogaki MEA

Ena Gifu Hashima Kaizu Kakamigahara Kani Minokamo Mizuho Mizunami Motosu Nakatsugawa Ōgaki Tajimi Toki

Gifu

Ōgaki

Kakamigahara

Tajimi

Nakatsugawa

Mie Prefecture[edit]

Yokkaichi MEA

Inabe Kuwana Suzuka Yokkaichi

Yokkaichi

Kuwana

Suzuka

Inabe

Transport[edit]

Chūbu Centrair International Airport

Nagoya
Nagoya
Airport

Port of Nagoya

Main article: Transport in Greater Nagoya Major airports[edit]

Chūbu Centrair International Airport Nagoya
Nagoya
Airport

Major railways[edit] There are at least 38 passenger train lines in the Greater Nagoya area. JR runs six, Nagoya
Nagoya
Subway seven, Meitetsu
Meitetsu
18, Kintetsu four, and five other operators one each.

JR Central

Chūō Main Line Taita Line Kansai Main Line Takayama Main Line Tōkaidō Main Line Tōkaidō Shinkansen

Other operators

Aichi Loop Line Aonami Line Ise Railway Jōhoku Line Kintetsu Linimo Meitetsu Toyotetsu Nagoya
Nagoya
Subway Yokkaichi Asunarou Railway

JR Central

Meitetsu

Kintetsu

Toyotetsu

Nagoya
Nagoya
Subway

Aonami Line

Linimo

Ise Line

Major intercity highways[edit]

Chita-Hanto Expressway Chūō Expressway Higashi-Meihan Expressway Isewangan Expressway Meishin Expressway Tōkai Ring Expressway Tōkai-Hokuriku Expressway Tomei Expressway

See also[edit]

Nagoya Greater Nagoya
Nagoya
Initiative Chūkyō Industrial Area Chūkyō Television Broadcasting Chukyo University List of metropolitan areas in Japan
Japan
by population

Notes[edit]

^ Statistics Bureau of Japan ^ 2014 GLOBAL METRO MONITOR MAP ^ Yoshitsugu Kanemoto. "Metropolitan Employment Area (MEA) Data". Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo.  ^ Conversion rates - Exchange rates - OECD Data

The area defined by the Chukyo Area Person-Trip Survey, a study of commuter movement, is slightly different from the census definition. It includes southern Aichi and areas immediately north of Gifu City. It adds two cities in Aichi Prefecture
Aichi Prefecture
(Tahara and Toyohashi) and two cities in Gifu Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture
(Mino and Seki). Additionally, it excludes two cities in Gifu Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture
(Ena and Nakatsugawa).

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