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Tokyo City

Tokyo, historically known in the West as Tokio and officially the Tokyo Metropolis (東京都, Tōkyō-to), is the capital and the most populous area in the Greater Tokyo Area. Tokyo contains numerous parks and gardens. There are four national parks in Tokyo Prefecture, including the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, which includes all of the Izu Islands.

Quick Facts

Tokyo metro population: 13.99 million people as of June 1, 2020

Population density of Tokyo: 6,263.97 people per square kilometer (as of December 2017)

Number of men in Tokyo: 6,879,164

Number of women in Tokyo: 7,120,404

Historical Population

YearPop.±%
1870590,268—    
1880712,259+20.7%
18901,389,684+95.1%
19001,580,124+13.7%
19102,202,079+39.4%
19203,699,428+68.0%
19254,485,144+21.2%
19305,408,678+20.6%
19356,369,919+17.8%
19407,354,971+15.5%
19453,488,284−52.6%
19506,277,500+80.0%
19558,037,084+28.0%
19609,683,802+20.5%
196510,869,244+12.2%
197011,408,071+5.0%
197511,673,554+2.3%
198011,618,281−0.5%
198511,829,363+1.8%
199011,855,563+0.2%
199511,773,605−0.7%
200012,064,101+2.5%
200512,576,601+4.2%
201013,159,388+4.6%
201513,515,271+2.7%
202013,982,112+3.5%

Country: Japan
Region: Kantō
Island: Honshu
Capital: Tokyo
Divisions: 23 special wards, 26 cities, 1 district, and 4 subprefectures.


Government:
• Body Tokyo Metropolitan Government
• Governor: Yuriko Koike (TF)
• Representatives: 42
• Councillors: 11

Area:
• Total: 2,194.07 km2 (847.14 sq mi)
Area rank: 45th in Japan
Highest elevation: 2,017 m (6,617 ft)
Lowest elevation: 0 m (0 ft)

Population 2021:
• Total: 14,043,239
• Rank: 1st in Japan
• Density: 6,363/km2 (16,480/sq mi)
• Metro: 37,468,000 (2018, Greater Tokyo Area) 1st in the world
• Dialects: Tokyo・Tama・Northern Izu Islands
• Total, nominal: ¥106.6 trillion
(US$1.0 trillion)
• Per capita: ¥7.7 million (US$70,000)
Time zone: UTC+09:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Flower: Yoshino cherry
Tree: Ginkgo
Bird: Black-headed gull