京 means 'capital'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 201   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-5    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 10    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 58 words   Used in 122 words   Used in 1569 names   Component in 31 kanji (7 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   キョウ   ケイ
On    キン
Kun    みやこ capital, 10**16
Name    たか
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Learn to associate the キョウ, ケイ, and キン readings of 京 with very different contexts. Find out which three cities this character can represent. See how 京 pairs with all cardinal directions—but how “western capital” and “southern capital” aren’t what you’d expect. (One has a relationship to miso, the other to peanuts!) And learn about the people of Tokyo and Kyoto through old proverbs.
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Power Centers
京 鎌 畿 阪
Kyoto, Tokyo, Kamakura, Nara, and Osaka have, at various times, been the centers of political power in Japan, three serving as national capitals. These cities teem with history, some of it violent, thanks to battles for ascendancy centuries ago. Those vying for power even turned several temples into political strongholds. Nowadays, the cities pride themselves on culinary specialties, striking architecture, regional products, and prominent temples (one with a gigantic Buddha statue). Proverbs and stereotypes reveal the distinctive personality traits associated with each location.
⿳   lid   mouth   small  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 京 is used 9 times, read 2 ways. 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 京 is used 92 times, read 3 ways. 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
キョウ : 76 words FIND ALL
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ケイ : 14 words FIND ALL
1 0
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みやこ : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form:
capital; metropolis
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
Beijing; Peking
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An additional 31 less common words include 京 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 110 (originally: 99)  Joy o' Kanji : 99  Key to Kanji: 205 

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キョウ   ケイ    capital   
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ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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