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Higashiyamato (東大和市, Higashi-yamato-shi) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 85,229, and a population density of 6350 persons per km². Its total area is 13.42 square kilometres (5.18 sq mi).

Higashiyamato

東大和市
Higashiyamato City Hall
Higashiyamato City Hall
Flag of Higashiyamato
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Official seal of Higashiyamato
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Location of Higashiyamato in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Higashiyamato in Tokyo Metropolis
Higashiyamato is located in Japan
Higashiyamato
Higashiyamato
 
Coordinates: 35°44′43.3″N 139°25′35.4″E / 35.745361°N 139.426500°E / 35.745361; 139.426500Coordinates: 35°44′43.3″N 139°25′35.4″E / 35.745361°N 139.426500°E / 35.745361; 139.426500
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo Metropolis
Area
 • Total13.42 km2 (5.18 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total85,229
 • Density6,350/km2 (16,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeZelkova serrata
- FlowerAzalea
Phone number042-563-2111
AddressChuo 3 chome, Higashiyamato-shi, Tokyo-to 207-8585
Websitewww.city.higashiyamato.lg.jp

GeographyEdit

Higashiyamato is approximately in the north-center of Tokyo Metropolis, on the Musashino Terrace, bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the north.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

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 Kitatama District of Kanagawa Prefecture. The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Prefecture on April 1, 1893. Takagi Village merged 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.

There was a Hitachi Aircraft Company factory located in Higashiyamato during World War II. It was destroyed by US bombing raids. The Former Hitachi Aircraft Tachikawa Factory Transformer Substation was damaged during air attacks but remains as a war memorial.[1]

EconomyEdit

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

EducationEdit

Higashiyamato has ten public elementary schools and five public middle schools, operated by the city. The city's two public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

  • Higashiyamato is not served by any national highway.

Sister city relationsEdit

Notable people from HigashiyamatoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Hitachi plane transformer substation". www.city.higashiyamato.lg.jp.e.fp.hp.transer.com. Higashiyamato City. Retrieved May 14, 2017.

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