Higashiyamato, Tokyo

Higashiyamato, Tokyo

Higashiyamato
東大和市
City
Flag of Higashiyamato
Flag
Official seal of Higashiyamato
Seal
Location of Higashiyamato in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Higashiyamato in Tokyo Metropolis
Higashiyamato is located in Japan
Higashiyamato
Higashiyamato
 
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Area
 • Total
Population (June 1, 2010)
 • Total 82,195
 • Density

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Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 042-563-2111
Address Chuo 3 chome, Higashiyamato-shi, Tokyo-to 207-8585
Website Hiashiyamato city official HP
Higashiyamato City Hall

Higashiyamato (東大和市 Higashiyamato-shi) is a city located in the western end of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.

As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 82,195 and a population density of 6,070 persons per km². The total area is 13.54 km².

Geography

Higashiyamato is approximately in the north-center of Tokyo Metropolis, on the Musashino Terrace.

Surrounding municipalities

History

The area of present day Higashiyamato was part of ancient Musashi Province.

The in post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, Takagi Village was established within Kanagawa Prefecture. The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Prefecture on April 1, 1893. Takagi Village merges with five neighboring villages to form Yamato Village on November 1, 1919. It was elevated to town status on May 3, 1954 and renamed as Higashiyamato on its promotion to a city, on October 1, 1970.

Economy

Higashiyamato is primary a regional commercial center, and a bedroom community for central Tokyo.

Transportation

Railroad

Education

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools.

  • Higashiyamato High School [1]
  • Higashiyamato South High School [2]

Sister city relations

Noted people from Higashiyamato

References

External links

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