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SETAGAYA, TOKYO, JAPAN

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Setagaya is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. It is also the name of a neighborhood within the ward. The ward calls itself the City of Setagaya in English. Its official bird is the Azure-winged Magpie, its flower the Fringed Orchid, and its tree the Zelkova serrata.


It has the largest population and second largest area (after Ōta) of Tokyo's 23 special wards.

The special ward of Setagaya was founded on March 15, 1947.



During the Edo period, 42 villages occupied the area. With the abolition of the han system in 1871, the central and eastern portions became part of Tokyo Prefecture while the rest became part of Kanagawa Prefecture; in 1893, some areas were transferred to Tokyo Prefecture. With the establishment of Setagaya Ward in the old Tokyo City in 1932, and further consolidation in 1936, Setagaya took its present boundaries.

Setagaya has sister-city relationships with Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada; the Döbling district of Vienna, Austria; and Bunbury, Western Australia.

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