Tamano, Okayama

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For Tamano, Butoh Dancer, see Butoh.
Flag of Tamano
Location of Tamano in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Tamano in Okayama Prefecture
Tamano is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°29′19″N 133°56′55″E / 34.48861°N 133.94861°E / 34.48861; 133.94861Coordinates: 34°29′19″N 133°56′55″E / 34.48861°N 133.94861°E / 34.48861; 133.94861
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
 • Mayor Susumu Kuroda (since October 2005)
 • Total 103.61 km2 (40.00 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2011)
 • Total 64,980
 • Density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Quercus
- Flower Azalea
- Fish Sabastes (Mebaru in Japanese)
Address Uno 1-27-1, Tamano City, Okayama Prefecture (岡山県玉野市宇野1丁目27番1号)
Phone number 81-(0)863-32-5500
Website www.city.tamano.okayama.jp

Tamano (玉野市 Tamano-shi?) is a city located in southern Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The city was officially founded on August 3, 1940.

As of May 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 64,980, with 27,933 households and a population density of 627.16 persons per km². The total area is 103.61 km².

JR Uno Line connects it to Okayama. Before the Great Seto Bridge was opened, there was a train ferry between Uno Port in Tamano and Takamatsu on Shikoku and Tamano was the major entrance to Shikoku. Still today there are many ferry lines between Uno port and Takamatsu, Shodoshima and Naoshima Islands.

Its major industry is ship construction and metal refining. Another major industry is fishing. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding has a shipbuilding yard Tamano. It is one of the major shipbuilding yards in Japan.

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