Location in Japan
|• Mayor||Tōru Yamamoto|
|• Total||13.77 km2 (5.32 sq mi)|
(May 1, 2015)
|• Density||18,690/km2 (48,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+09:00 (JST)|
|City hall address||1-23-20 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo|
Sumida (墨田区, Sumida-ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The English translation of its Japanese self-designation is Sumida City.
As of May 1, 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 257,300, and a population density of 18,690 persons per km2. The total area is 13.77 km2.
Its City Office is located in Azumabashi, but its commercial centre is the area around Kinshicho Station in the south.
Sumida is in the north-eastern part of the mainland portion of Tokyo. The Sumida and Arakawa are the major rivers, and form parts of its boundaries. Its neighbors are all special wards: Adachi to the north; Arakawa to the northwest; Katsushika to the east; Edogawa to the southeast; Taitō to the west; Chūō to the southwest; and Kōtō to the south.
The ward was founded on March 15, 1947. It was previously the (ordinary) wards Honjo and Mukojima. Mukojima, formed in 1932, contained the former town of Sumida, which along with the river gave the ward its name.
As of 2005, the mayor is Noboru Yamazaki. The council consists of 34 members.
Further information: Transport in Greater Tokyo
Public elementary and middle schools are operated by Sumida.
Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
In addition, the metropolitan school district also operates a metropolitan junior high school:
Sumida maintains sister-city relationships with Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea, and with Shijingshan District, Beijing, China.