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Mizuho (瑞穂町 Mizuho-machi) is a town located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 33,117, and a population density of 1970 persons per km². Its total area is 16.85 square kilometres (6.51 sq mi).
Mizuho Town Hall
Location of Mizuho in Tokyo
|• Mayor||Hiroyuki Sugiura|
|• Total||16.85 km2 (6.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,970/km2 (5,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Flower||Camellia sinensis|
|• Bird||Eurasian skylark|
|Address||2335 Hakonegasaki, Mizuho-machi, Nishitama-gun Tokyo 190-1292|
Mizuho is located in the foothills of the Okutama Mountains of western Tokyo, bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the north.
The area of present-day Mizuho was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Nishitama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. The villages of Hakenogasaki, Ishihata, Tonogaya and Nagaoka were created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. Nishitama District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893. The town of Mizuho was established by the merger of the four villages on November 10, 1940. Mizuho annexed the neighbouring town on Moto-Sayama from Saitama Prefecture in 1958.
Mizuho has five public elementary schools, two public middle schools and one public high school (Mizuho Nōgei High School). There is also one special education school.