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Fukushima-ku, Osaka

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Fukushima-ku (福島区) is ane o 24 wairds o Osaka ceety, Japan.

The waird is primarily a residential quairter, but haes some office biggins an a commercial destrict, as well as factories an wholesale businesses. In recent years, mony heich rise apairtment biggins an office biggins hae been biggit in this waird, acause it is close tae the Umeda an Dōjima business centres.

As o 2008, the nummer o residents is 63,237.[1] Laund aurie is 4.67 square km.[2] It is bordered bi Yodo River on the north, an Dōjima River on the sooth.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

This destrict (north pairt o Dōjima) wis a suburban ferm veelage durin the Edo period, an lairge factories, especially textile factories, wur biggit durin the Meiji period. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. wis established in 1918 in Fukushima-ku. Even the day, there are mony printin companies an automobile pairts wholesalers in the waird. Prior tae Warld War II, Osaka University Hospital an Osaka Ceety Central Mercat wis locatit here. Efter Warld War II, mony office biggins wur biggit aroond JR Fukushima station, acause it is close tae Umeda (business centre o wastren Japan). Ither auries o Fukushima-ku wur convertit frae factories intae residential auries an commercial destricts.

In recent years, heich rise apairtment biggins were biggit at mony places in Fukushima-ku. In 2008, Hotarumachi wis redevelopit at the umwhile steid o Osaka University Hospital.

Places o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

Biggins[eedit | eedit soorce]

City Touer Nishi-Umeda

Libraries[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Fukushima Municipal Libraries

Pairks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Hospitals[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Oska Kouseinenkin Hospital
  • Kansai Electric Power Co. Hospital

Depairtment Store[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • WISTE, depairtment store
JUSCO supermercat
  • Yamada Denki, consumer electronics store
  • Kohnan, hardware store

Company Heidquairters[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lairge Factories[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma : Osaka Center (Factory, Research centre)
  • Shionogi : Research Laboratories
  • Toppan Printing : Kansai Division (Office, Printin factory)
  • Rengo : Yodogawa Factory (Paper manufactur)
  • Fukuyama Transporting : Osaka distribution centre (Truck terminal)

Information an Communication[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • NSPIXP-3 (IX) at Softbank IDC

Historical steids[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Fukuzawa Yukichi birthplace (at Hotarumachi)
  • Sakaro-no-matsu monument
  • Fukushima-tenmangu shrine
  • Noda-ebisu-jinjya shrine

Transport links[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Road[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Population on 2008/08/01, referred from Official Stat of Osaka City Archived 2008-09-19 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Land Area, referred from Official Stat of Fukushima-ku Archived 2009-02-21 at the Wayback Machine

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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