Ōme, Tokyo

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Ōme
青梅市
City
Spring of Apricot Park
Spring of Apricot Park
Flag of Ōme
Flag
Location of Ōme in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Ōme in Tokyo Metropolis
Ōme is located in Japan
Ōme
Ōme
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°47′N 139°17′E / 35.783°N 139.283°E / 35.783; 139.283Coordinates: 35°47′N 139°17′E / 35.783°N 139.283°E / 35.783; 139.283
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Government
 • Mayor Toshio Takeuchi (since November 1999)
Area
 • Total 103.26 km2 (39.87 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2010)
 • Total 139,932
 • Density 1,355.14/km2 (3,509.8/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Cryptomeria japonica
- Flower Prunus mume
- Bird Cettia diphone
Address 1-11-1 Higashi-ome, Ome-shi, Tokyo
198-8701
Phone number 0428-22-1111
Website www.city.ome.tokyo.jp

Ōme (青梅市 Ōme-shi?) is a city located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.

As of October 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 139,932 and a population density of 1,355.14 persons per km². The total area is 103.26 km².

The city's name literally means green ume, or Japanese apricot.

The city was founded on April 1, 1951 by the combination three smaller villages. The name Ōme was taken from the original town of Ōme, which was famous for its Japanese apricots. Later in 1955, four additional villages joined with Ōme to become what it is today. It has been connected directly to the central parts of Tokyo (then Edo) since 1603 via the Ōme-Kaidō.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The JR East Ome Line provides rail service to the city. Ten stations lie within the city limits. Among these are Kabe and Ōme Stations, both of which are terminals for some services on the line.

Education[edit]

The city operates public elementary and junior high schools. The Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education operates the following public high schools.

  • Norin High School[1]
  • Ome Sogo High School[2]
  • Tama High School[3]

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