Setagaya (世田谷), Japan (日本)

Location:

  • Greater Tokyo City (東京都), Kanto Region, Japan
  • 35°38′47.66″N 139°39′11.69″E

Population:

  • City/Ward: 881,231 (Dec 2011)
  • 23 Cities/Wards of Tokyo: 8,637,098 (Dec 2011)
  • Metro population: 13,188,423 (Dec 2011)

Info:

  • Setagaya is the largest of the 23 special wards of Greater Tokyo in Japan 
  • Despite a population density of 14,414.34/km2, Setagaya is known for its upscale housing along with its exensive parks and greenspaces
  • Maneki-neko (招き猫) or beckoning-cat statuettes originated from Setagaya based Gotokuji Temple (豪徳寺).  Due to its popular presence within Chinese communities it is frequently mistaken for being Chinese in origin rather than Japanese
  • Became the first sister city of the Metropolitain Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (later the City of Winnipeg) on October 5, 1970

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