Tama, Tokyo


Tama, Tokyo

Infobox City Japan
Name= Tama City
JapaneseName=多摩市
Prefecture=Tokyo
Region=Kantō
Area_km2=21.08
Population=144,348
PopDate=November 2006
Density_km2=6912.81
Coords=
LatitudeDegrees= 35
LatitudeMinutes= 38
LatitudeSeconds=
LongtitudeDegrees= 139
LongtitudeMinutes= 26
LongtitudeSeconds=
Postal code=
Area code=
Mayor=
Tree=Ginkgo
Flower=Yamazakura (a wild Sakura)
Bird=Oriental Turtle Dove
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CityHallPostalCode=206-8666
CityHallAddress=6-12-1, Sekido Tama city Tokyo
CityHallPhone=+81 (42) 375-8111
CityHallLink= [http://www.city.tama.tokyo.jp Tama City] | City

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nihongo|Tama|多摩市|Tama-shi is a municipality classified as a city, located in Tokyo, Japan.

Its southern half form part of the Tama New Town project, Japan's largest residential development, constructed in the 1970s.

The city is located in the northern part of a large area of hills in south-western Tokyo, known as Tama Hills, which spans Tokyo and Kanagawa prefectures. The entire region is historically referred to as Tama; therefore there are many place names scattered throughout the area with references to the name "Tama" which are not within the city limits. For example, Tama is the name of a ward several kilometres away under the jurisdiction of Kawasaki City in Kanagawa prefecture. Tama River marks the city's northern boundary.

Tama is home to Tama Hills, a recreational facility of the U.S. Air Force, intended for use by United States service members and their families, as well as Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force service members and their families.

It is also home to the well known Sanrio theme park, Sanrio Puroland ("Hello Kitty-land").

History

Tama as a municipality was founded on April 1, 1889 as “Tama Village” in what was then the Minamitama District from the merger of 10 pre-Meiji villages. On April 1, 1964, Tama Village was reclassified as Tama Town.

Construction of Tama New Town began in 1966, and the first occupants started moving in in 1971. On November 1, 1971, Tama Town was reclassified as Tama City, dissolving Minamitama District. Tama was the last town in the former Minamitama District.

Institutions

*Keisen Women's University
*Tama University
*Kokushikan University Tama Campus
*Teikyo University Hachioji Campus
* [http://farmers-ac.naro.affrc.go.jp/ National Farmer's Academy]

Transportation

From Shinjuku (central Tokyo) Tama can easily be reached by the Keio line or the Odakyu Tama line.

From the Tama-Center Station to the north leads the 16 kilometer long double tracked Tama Toshi Monorail Line with Kamikitadai as its final station.

Education

Tama operates public elementary and junior high schools.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates Nagayama High School [http://www.nagayama-h.metro.tokyo.jp/] .

ee also

References

External links

* [http://www.city.tama.tokyo.jp/ Tama official website] in Japanese
* [http://wikitravel.org/en/article/Tokyo/Tama Wikitravel: Tokyo/Tama]
* [http://www.tama-med.or.jp/ Hospitals] in Japanese


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