Ōtama, Fukushima

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Ōtama
大玉村
Village
Ōtama Village Hall
Ōtama Village Hall
Flag of Ōtama
Flag
Official seal of Ōtama
Seal
Location of Ōtama in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Ōtama in Fukushima Prefecture
Ōtama is located in Japan
Ōtama
Ōtama
 
Coordinates: 37°32′04″N 140°22′16″E / 37.53444°N 140.37111°E / 37.53444; 140.37111Coordinates: 37°32′04″N 140°22′16″E / 37.53444°N 140.37111°E / 37.53444; 140.37111
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Adachi District
Area
 • Total 79.46 km2 (30.68 sq mi)
Population (December 2014)
 • Total 8,442
 • Density 106/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pinus densiflora
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Green Pheasant
Phone number 0243-48-3131
Address Tamai Hoshinai 70 Ōtama-mura, Adachi-gun, Fukushima-ken 969-1392
Website Official HP

Ōtama (大玉村 Ōtama-mura?) is a village located in Adachi District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of December 2014, the village had an estimated population of 8,442 and a population density of 106 persons per km². The total area was 79.46  km².

Geography[edit]

Ōtama is located in north-central Fukushima prefecture, sandwiched between the cities of Kōriyama and Nihonmatsu.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Ōtama was part of ancient Mutsu Province and the area has many burial mounds from the Kofun period. The area formed part of the holdings of Nihonmatsu Domain during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.

Ōtama Village was formed on March 31, 1955 with the merger of the villages of Oyama and Tamanoi, both in Adachi District.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Ōtama is primarily agricultural.

Education[edit]

  • Ōtama Middle School
  • Ōtama Oyama Elementary School
  • Ōtama Tamanoi Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • The Tohoku Main Line passes through the village, but is not served by any train stations.

Highway[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ōtama, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons