Nagoya is the fourth largest city (third largest metropolitan area) and the third most prosperous city in Japan. Located on the Pacific coast, in the Chubu region of central Honshu Island, it is the administrative center of Aichi Prefecture and one of the 15 national cities of Japan.
In 2010, the population of the city is 2,258,804 people, the population density is 6,920 people / km² (total area 326.45 km²). The total area of the city is up to Mie and Gifu prefectures, with a total population of 9 million people, just behind Osaka and Tokyo.
Nagoya has the Chubu Central International Airport (NGO) in Tokoname City and Nagoya Airport is located in Komaki and Kasugai. On 17 February 2005, all commercial flights to Nagoya Airport (except J-Air flights) were transferred to Chubu Central Airport.
Nagoya Station is the largest ground train station in the world.
Nagoya Railway and Japan Kinki Electric Railway always provide trains to Tokai and Kansai regions. The city also has a Nagoya subway station.
Nagoya’s main industry is the auto industry. Many of Japan’s carmakers are located in Nagoya, just like in the United States the automakers are located in Detroit. Toyota headquarters is located in the neighboring city. The Marukawa Japanese Confectionery Corporation was also located in Nagoya, and then the Noritake Pottery Company.
The share of economic activities in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2005 is as follows:
Wholesale and retail 20.2%
Maritime and Telecom 10.4%
Real estate 9.8%
Finance and insurance 5.4%