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Tama, Tokyo

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Tama City

Official seal of Tama City
Location of Tama City in Tokyo
Location of Tama City in Tokyo
Coordinates: 35°38′13.21″N 139°26′46.7″E / 35.6370028°N 139.446306°E / 35.6370028; 139.446306Coordinates: 35°38′13.21″N 139°26′46.7″E / 35.6370028°N 139.446306°E / 35.6370028; 139.446306
 • MayorHiroyuki Abe (since April 2010)
 • Total21.08 km2 (8.14 sq mi)
 (April 1, 2011)
 • Total147,171
 • Density6981.55/km2 (18,082.1/sq mi)
 • TreeGinkgo
 • FlouerYamazakura (a wild Sakura)
 • BirdOriental Turtle Dove
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Staundart Time)
City Hall Address6-12-1, Sekido Tama city Tokyo
WebsiteCity 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 thare are mony place names scattered throughoot the aurie wi references tae the name "Tama" which are no athin the ceety leemits. 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 thair faimilies, as well as Japan Maritime Sel-Defense Force service members an thair families.

It is hame tae the weel 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, an the first occupants stairtit muivin in in 1971. On November 1, 1971, Tama Town wis reclassified as Tama City, dissolving Minamitama Destrict. Tama wis the last toun in the umwhile Minamitama Destrict.

Institutions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tama Toshi Monorail train

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 dooble 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] Archived 2012-08-07 at the Wayback Machine.

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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