|— Special ward —|
|墨田区 · Sumida City|
|• Mayor||Noboru Yamasaki (since April 2003)|
|• Total||13.75 km2 (5.31 sq mi)|
|Population (March 1, 2012)|
|• Density||17,507.85/km2 (45,345.1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Cherry blossom|
|Address||1-23-20 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Sumida (墨田区 Sumida-ku , "Field of Ink") is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. It calls itself Sumida City in English. As of March 1, 2012, the ward has an estimated population of 240,733, with 126,974 households and a population density of 17,507.85 persons per km². The total area is 13.75 km².
Sumida is in the northeastern part of the mainland portion of Tokyo. The Sumida and Arakawa are the major rivers, and form parts of its boundaries. Its neighbors are all special wards: Adachi to the north; Arakawa to the northwest; Katsushika to the east; Edogawa to the southeast; Taitō to the west; Chūō to the southwest; and Kōtō to the south.
The ward was founded on March 15, 1947. It was previously the (ordinary) wards Honjo and Mukojima. Mukojima, formed in 1932, contained the former town of Sumida, which along with the river gave the ward its name.
As of 2005, the mayor is Noboru Yamazaki. The council consists of 34 members.
Public elementary and middle schools are operated by Sumida.
Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
In addition the metropolitan school district also operates a metropolitan junior high school:
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