Hamura, Tokyo

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Hamura
羽村市
City
Flag of Hamura
Flag
Location of Hamura in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Hamura in Tokyo Metropolis
Hamura is located in Japan
Hamura
Hamura
 
Coordinates: 35°46′02″N 139°18′39″E / 35.76722°N 139.31083°E / 35.76722; 139.31083Coordinates: 35°46′02″N 139°18′39″E / 35.76722°N 139.31083°E / 35.76722; 139.31083
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Area
 • Total 9.91 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2010)
 • Total 57,145
 • Density 5,770/km2 (14,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ginkgo
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Brown Hawk Owl
Phone number 042-555-1111
Address 5-2-1 Midorigaoka, Hamura-shi, Tokyo-to 205-8601
Website www.city.hamura.tokyo.jp
Higashiyamato City Hall
Statue of Tamagawa brothers, engineers of Tamagawa Josui

Hamura (羽村市 Hamura-shi?) is a city located in the western end of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.

As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 57,145 and a population density of 5,770 persons per km². The total area is 9.91 km2 (3.83 sq mi) . The J-Pop singing duet Cazacy calls Hamura home.

Geography[edit]

Hamura is approximately in the west-center of Tokyo Metropolis, on the Musashino Terrace. It flanks the Tama River about 50 kilometres (31 mi) upriver from the mouth.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present day Hamura has been inhabited since Japanese Paleolithic times, and numerous remains from the Jōmon, Yayoi and Kofun periods have been discovered. During the Nara period, it became part of ancient Musashi Province. The Tamagawa Josui, an artificial waterway completed in 1653 to divert water from the Tama River and carry it as drinking water to Edo, begins in what is now part of Hamura.

In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, several villages (one of which was named Hane-mura) merged to form Nishitama Village in Nishitama District, at that time part of Kanagawa Prefecture. The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Prefecture on April 1, 1893. In 1956, Nishitama Village became the town of Hamura. On November 1, 1991, Hamura was elevated to city status.

Economy[edit]

Hamura is primary a regional commercial center, and a bedroom community for central Tokyo. Several electronic companies have light industrial or logistical facilities in Hamura. Hino Motors and Toyota have a plant and test track in the city.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Highways[edit]

Education[edit]

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates Hamura High School.[1]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Hamura has been twinned with Hokuto, Yamanashi in Japan since 1996.[citation needed]

Notable people from Hamura[edit]

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