Tsuzuki-ku (都筑区) 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 199,258 and a density of 7,130 persons per km². The total area was 27.93 km².
|• Total||27.93 km2 (10.78 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,535/km2 (19,520/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||Chigasaki-chuo 32-1, Tsuzuki-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken|
|Website||Tsuzuki Ward Office|
Tsuzuki Ward is located in eastern Kanagawa Prefecture, and north of the geographic center of the city of Yokohama.
The area around present-day Tsuzuki Ward was formerly part of Tsutsuki District in Musashi Province. During the Edo period, it was a rural region classified as tenryō territory controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate, but administered through various hatamoto. After the Meiji Restoration, the area became part of the new Kanagawa Prefecture. In the cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, the area was divided into numerous villages. In April 1939, the area was annexed by the neighboring city of Yokohama, becoming part of Kōhoku Ward. In a major administrative reorganization of October 1, 1969, Kōhoku was divided, with parts of the present-day area of Tsuzuki becoming part of the new Midori-ku. On November 6, 1994, Kōhoku and Midori were recombined, and then re-divided into four Wards (Kōhoku, Midori, Tsuzuki and Aoba). The division and re-division of Wards has much to do with the development of northern Yokohama by railroad companies. The opening of the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line and associated "Tama Den-en-toshi" (東急多摩田園都市, Tōkyū Tama Den'en-toshi) residential communities led to the rapid suburban development in this region. This was followed by the Kōhoku New Town (港北ニュータウン, Kōhoku Nyūtaun) project in the 1980s and early 1990s. The core of the Kōhoku New Town became a significant commercial centre once the subway line extension between Shin-Yokohama and Azamino was completed in 1993. The influx of new population resulted in the entire “Kōhoku New Town” being re-organized into the new Tsuzuki Ward.
Tsuzuki Ward is primarily a regional commercial center and bedroom community for central Yokohama, Kawasaki and Tokyo. There is some light manufacturing and residual agriculture. Prior to World War II, the area was known for its production of chrysanthemums. Car Make T&E and Weld X Overdose Techniques Factory are headquartered in Tsuzuki Ward.
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