World Population

Tokyo Population


Tokyo is the Japan's capital city and most populous city in the world with 37 million inhabitants spread over three prefectures. Tokyo is a major International development hub for business environment, financial sector, infrastructure and human capital and ranks sixth position on the 2019 Global Financial Centres Index and the largest metropolitan economy in the world. Tokyo Skytree was announced as the tallest tower in the world in 2010. Tokyo is set to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and it last hosted in 1964. Tokyo city has over 100 universities, hundreds of museums and over 200 parks. Prior to 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo prior to year 1868. By 16th century, It was a small town, With the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the capital moved from Kyoto to Edo, which was renamed Tokyo. By 1700 the city grew to become one of the largest cities in the world with a population of over one million. Tokyo is one of the largest population agglomerations in the world, due to high density of city population, Tokyo real estate is most expensive in the world and is popular for having capsule hotels, which consist of a room no larger than a refrigerator for short hours stay. Tokyo has 6.946 million households, with an average 1.94 persons per household. The number of foreign residents according to the basic resident register is 440,000 as of October 1, 2015. The city has foreigners from all over the world, and has the major foreign communities are, Chinese the largest with 126,498 people, followed by Koreans with 109,824, then Filipinos with 31,365, and North Americans with 18,409. Shinjuku ward has the highest foreign population with 30,337 inhabitants and almost half of them are Koreans and about a one-third of them Chinese nationals.

YearTokyo Population
Source:, 1950 to 1935 Tokyo city Population(UA)

The 26 cities of Tokyo are: Akiruno-shi, Akishima-shi, Chofu-shi, Fuchu-shi, Fussa-shi, Hachioji-shi, Hamura-shi, Higashikurume-shi, Higashimurayama-shi, Higashiyamato-shi, Hino-shi, Inagi-shi, Kiyose-shi, Kodaira-shi, Koganei-shi, Kokubunji-shi, Komae-shi, Kunitachi-shi, Machida-shi, Mitaka-shi, Musashimurayama-shi, Musashino-shi, Nishitokyo-shi, Ome-shi, Tachikawa-shi, Tama-shi. Tokyo has two major rivers, the Sumida running north to south into Tokyo Bay and Tama runs west to east and other major rivers are Edo, Arakawa and Kanda. The 5 towns of Tokyo are Hinode-machi, Mizuho-machi, Okutama-machi, Hachijo-machi, Ohshima-machi.

Tokyo Size and Population

Tokyo is made up of 23 wards and 62 municipalities, and metropolis population is 13.9 Million as on 2019 and has area of 2,194 Sq km with density of 6,349 persons per sq km, and metro area of 13,572 sq km with 2,662 persons sq km.

Religion wise Tokyo Population

The main religions in Tokyo are Christianity, Buddhism, and Shinto.

Languages spoken in Tokyo

The main language and official language of Tokyo is Japanese.

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