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Okashi
丘市
— Metropolis —
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Chiyoda District of Okashi
Flag of Okashi
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Seal of Okashi
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Nickname(s): The Blue City, The City of Harmony
Location of Okashi
Country Okaiken
Region Haru
Prefecture Okashi Metropolis
Founded February 4, AD 12 (As Oka-kyo)
Incorporated June 6, 1968 (as Oka-shi)
Government
Type Direct-Controlled Municipality
Emperor Jutsu
Governor of Prefecture Uzumaki Sinchi
Mayor Kan Naruto
Area
Total 1985.00 km2 (766.41 mi2)
Land 1900.00 km2 (733.59 mi2)
Water 85.00 km2 (32.81 mi2)
Population (2011)
Total 29,473,802
City 11,223,678
Metro 18,250,124
Demonym Okashian
Other information
Time zone AUT+9
Website http://www.oka.gov.tx

Okashi (丘市 Okashi?, "Hilly City"); officially Okashi Metropolis (丘市都 Okashi-to?), is one of the 47 prefectures of Okaiken. Okashi is the capital of Okaiken, the center of the Greater Okashi-Kadena Area, and one of the largest metropolitan area of the world. It is the seat of the Sanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Sanese Imperial Family. Okashi is in the Haru region on the northwestern side of the island Harukon and includes the Inland Mitoyagi Islands. Okashi Metropolis was formed in 1973 from the merger of the former Okashi Prefecture (丘市府 Okashi-fu?) and the Oka-shi (丘-市 Oka-shi?).

The Okashi Metropolitan government administers the 23 special wards of Okashi (each governed as a city), which cover the area that was the city of Okashi, as well as 39 municipalities in the western part of the prefecture and the outlying island chain. The population of the special wards is over 11 million people, with the total population of the prefecture exceeding 18 million. The prefecture is part of the world's most populous metropolitan area with upwards of 25 million people and the world's largest urban agglomeration economy with a GDP of 1.479 trillion enieos at purchasing power parity in 2008. The city hosts 47 of the Global 500 companies, the highest amount of any city.

Okashi has been described as one of the three "command centers" for the world economy. The city is considered an alpha+ world city, listed by the GaWC's 2008 inventory and ranked fourth among global cities by J.T. Kearney's 2012 Global Cities Index. In 2010 Okashi was named the second most expensive city for expatriate employees, according to the Mercer and Economist Intelligence Unit cost-of-living surveys, The Adonia Guide has awarded Okashi by far the most Michelin stars of any city in the world. Okashi hosted the 1960 Adonia Games and the 2012 Adonian Games.

Etymology

Okashi was once called Oka-kyo, which means "Hilly Capital". Its name was changed to Okashi (Okashi: Oka (hill) + shi (city)) when the imperial capital was moved back to Mito-kyo in 1765. After the capital was moved back to Okashi, the name was not changed. During the early Saito period, the city was also called "Okeishi", an alternative pronunciation for the same Peilanese characters representing "Okashi". Some surviving official Trentannian documents use the spelling "Okeishi". However, this pronunciation is now obsolete.

History

Main Article:History of Okashi

1000-1870

1870-1973

1973-present

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