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Adachi is one of the special wards of Tokyo, Japan. It is located north of the heart of Tokyo. The ward consists of two separate areas: a small strip of land between the Sumida River and Arakawa River and a larger area north of the Arakawa River. The ward is bordered by the cities of Kawaguchi, Hatogaya, Sōka and Yashio in Saitama and Katsushika, Sumida, Arakawa and Kita in Tokyo.

The ward is called Adachi City in English.

Adachi has sister-city relationships with Belmont, Australia. Within Japan, Adachi has similar ties with the city of Uonuma in Niigata Prefecture, Yamanouchi in Nagano Prefecture, and the city of Kanuma in Tochigi Prefecture.

As of April 1, 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 654,466 and a density of 12,140 persons per km². The total area is 53.20 km².

The Adachi Land Transportation Office is located here, and automobiles registered at this office bear Adachi number plates.

Under the Ritsuryō system, the present-day ward was the southern extremity of Adachi District, Musashi Province. In 826, during the Heian period, the Nishiarai Daishi temple was founded. During the Muromachi period and into the Sengoku period, the Chiba clan held control of the region. The Great Senju Bridge was built in 1594. In the Edo period, parts were under the direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate, and parts were under the administration of Kan'ei-ji, a temple in present-day Ueno, Tokyo. Adachi was also home to Senju-shuku was a post station on both the Nikkō Kaidō and the Mito Kaidō. The shogunate maintained the Kozukappara execution grounds in Senju. In 1932, Adachi became a ward of Tokyo City. The special ward was founded on March 15, 1947.


October 2009

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