|• Mayor||Hiroyuki Abe (since April 2010)|
|• Tot||21.08 km2 (8.14 sq mi)|
|Population (April 1, 2011)|
|• Density||6,981.55/km2 (18,082.1/sq mi)|
|• Flouer||Yamazakura (a wild Sakura)|
|• Bird||Oriental Turtle Dove|
|Time zone||Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)|
|City Hall Address||6-12-1, Sekido Tama city Tokyo
|Website||City of Tama|
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.
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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]
- Keisen University
- Tama University
- Kokushikan University Tama Campus
- Teikyo University Hachioji Campus
- National Farmer's Academy
Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]
Education[eedit | eedit soorce]
Tama operates public elementary an junior heich schuils.
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.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Media relatit tae Tama, Tokyo at Wikimedie Commons
- Travel guide tae Tama frae Wikivoyage
- Tama offeecial wabsteid (Japanese)
- Hospitals (Japanese)