|— Ward of Yokohama —|
|• Total||19.87 km2 (7.67 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2010)|
|• Density||11,500/km2 (30,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Great Tit|
|Address||Kōnan-chūō-dōri 10-1, Kōnan-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
|Website||Kōnan Ward Office|
Kōnan-ku (港南区) is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2010, the ward had an estimated population of 221,536 and a density of 11,150 persons per km². The total area was 19.87 km².
Kōnan is located in eastern Kanagawa Prefecture, and south of the geographic center of the city of Yokohama.
The area around present-day Kōnan Ward was part of Kuraki District in Musashi Province until the end of the Edo period, and was tenryō territory controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate, but administered through various hatamoto.
After the Meiji Restoration, the area was transferred to the new Kanagawa Prefecture, and during the cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, Kamiooka village and several other villages were established. On October 1, 1927 the area was annexed by the neighboring city of Yokohama, becoming part of Naka Ward. The Shōnan Electric Railway, the predecessor to the Keikyū Main Line began operations from April 1, 1935 leading to the rapid urbanization of the area. In a major administrative reorganization of October 1, 1969, Kōnan was separated from Naka Ward, and became an independent Ward within Yokohama. The population exceeded 100,000 in ay 1970, and 200,000 in June 1984.
Kōnan Ward is largely a regional commercial center and bedroom community for central Yokohama and Tokyo.
- Keihin Electric Express Railway-Keikyū Main Line
- JR East - Negishi Line
- Yokohama City Transportation Bureau – Blue Line
- Reiko Takashima, actress
- Daisuke Sakata, professional football player
- Max Matsuura, record producer
- Kouhei Kadono, author
- Hironori Kusano, idol singer
- Jackie Sato, professional wrestler
- Kato, Yuzo. Yokohama Past and Present. Yokohama City University (1990).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Kōnan-ku, Yokohama|
Content from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
What Is This Site? The Ultimate Study Guide is a mirror of English Wikipedia. It exists in order to provide Wikipedia content to those who are unable to access the main Wikipedia site due to draconian government, employer, or school restrictions. The site displays all the text content from Wikipedia. Our sponsors generously cover part of the cost of hosting this site, and their ads are shown as part of this agreement. We regret that we are unable to display certain controversial images on some pages the site at the request of the sponsors. If you need to see images which we are unable to show, we encourage you to view Wikipedia directly if possible, and apologize for this inconvenience.
A product of XPR Content Systems. 47 Union St #9K, Grand Falls-Windsor NL A2A 2C9 CANADA