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Tama City
多摩市
Ceety

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Location of Tama City in Tokyo
Tama, Tokyo is located in Japan
Tama City
Tama City
 
Coordinates: 35°38′13.21″N 139°26′46.7″E / 35.6370028°N 139.446306°E / 35.6370028; 139.446306
Kintra Japan
Region Kantō
Prefectur Tokyo
Government
 • Mayor Hiroyuki Abe (since April 2010)
Population (April 1, 2011)
 • Total 147,171
 • Density 6,981.55/km2 (18,082.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ginkgo
- Flouer Yamazakura (a wild Sakura)
- Bird Oriental Turtle Dove
Phone number +81 (42) 375-8111
Address 6-12-1, Sekido Tama city Tokyo
206-8666
Website City of Tama
Tama Center, the ceety central

Tama (多摩市 Tama-shi?) is a municipality classifee'd as a ceety, locatit in Tokyo, Japan.

Its soothren hauf forms pairt o the Tama New Town project, Japan's lairgest residential development, constructit in the 1970s.

The ceety is locatit in the northren pairt o a lairge aurie o hills in sooth-wastren Tokyo, kent as Tama Hills, which spans Tokyo an Kanagawa prefecturs. The entire region is historically referred tae as Tama; therefore there are mony place names scattered throughoot the aurie wi references tae the name "Tama" which are no athin the ceety limits. For example, Tama is the name o a waird several kilometres awa unner the jurisdiction o Kawasaki Ceety in Kanagawa prefectur. Tama River marks the ceety's northren boundary.

Tama is hame tae Tama Hills, a recreational facility o the U.S. Air Force, intendit for uise bi Unitit States service members an their faimilies, as well as Japan Maritime Sel-Defense Force service members an their families.

It is hame tae the well kent Sanrio theme pairk, Sanrio Puroland ("Hello Kitty-land") an aw.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tama as a municipality wis foonditd on 1 Aprile 1889 as “Tama Veelage” in wha wis then the Minamitama Destrict frae the merger o 10 pre-Meiji veelages. On 1 Aprile 1964, Tama Veelage wis reclassifeed as Tama Toun.

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[eedit | eedit soorce]

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Frae the Tama-Center Station tae the north leads the 16 kilometer lang double trackit Tama Toshi Monorail Line wi Kamikitadai as its feenal station.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tama operates public elementary an junior heich schuils.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates Nagayama Heich Schuil [1].

Popular cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tama servit as the basis o Academy Ceety in the licht novel an anime televeesion series Toaru Majutsu no Index an its spin-aff Toaru Kagaku no Railgun. It is the location o the popular anime movie Pompoko an aw.

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