Nagoya is the largest city in the Chbu region of Japan. It is the third-largest incorporated city and the fourth most populous urban area in Japan. (Tokyo is not a single incorporated citysee Tokyo for more information on the definition and makeup of Tokyo.) Located on the Pacific coast on central Honshu, it is the capital of Aichi Prefecture and is one of Japan's major ports along with those of Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, Chiba, and Kitakyushu. It is also the center of Japan's third largest metropolitan region, known as the Chky Metropolitan Area. As of 2000, Chky Metropolitan Area has 8.74 million people, of which 2.27 million live in the city of Nagoya.
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