(名古屋市; -shi) is the fourth largest and the third most prosperous city in Japan
. Located on the Pacific coast
in the Chuubu region
on central Honshu
, it is the capital
of Aichi prefecture
. Its main industry is the automotive business, as many Japanese automotive companies are based out of Nagoya like U. S. Automakers are based out of Detroit. It is also known as the birthplace of pachinko
As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 2,190,549 and the density of 6,710.21 persons per km². The total area is 326.45 km².
Nagoya currently has Nagoya Airport(Komaki International Airport). That airport may be replaced by the upcoming Chubu International Airport.
The city was founded on October 1, 1889 and has following ku (ward): Atsuta-ku, Chikusa-ku, Higashi-ku, Kita-ku, Meitou-ku, Midori-ku, Minami-ku, Minato-ku, Mizuho-ku, Moriyama-ku, Naka-ku, Nakagawa-ku, Nakamura-ku, Nishi-ku, Shouwa-ku, Tenpaku-ku