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Kawasaki, Kanagawa

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For the Kawasaki company see Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

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Temple at Kawasaki. It is the temple which is famous as "Kawasaki-daishi"(川崎大師).
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Temple at Kawasaki. It is the temple which is famous as "Kawasaki-daishi"(川崎大師).

Kawasaki (Japanese: 川崎市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan.

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History

The city was founded on July 1, 1924 and was designated on April 1, 1972 by government ordinance.

Geography

Kawasaki is located at the mouth of the Tama River. Between Tokyo and Yokohama, its eastern area along Tokyo Bay is the center of Keihin Industrial Area and its western suburb is a residential area for people commuting to Tokyo. Hence, this is one of the principal cities of the Greater Tokyo Area.

The Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line, a bridge-tunnel across Tokyo Bay, connects Kawasaki and the city of Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture.

Wards

Kawasaki has 7 wards (ku):

Demographics

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 1,290,426 and the density of 9,042.93 persons per km². The total area is 142.70 km².

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