Tamura, Fukushima

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Flag of Tamura
Location of Tamura in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Tamura in Fukushima Prefecture
Tamura is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 37°26′N 140°34′E / 37.433°N 140.567°E / 37.433; 140.567Coordinates: 37°26′N 140°34′E / 37.433°N 140.567°E / 37.433; 140.567
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
 • Mayor Yūkei Tomitsuka
 • Total 458.30 km2 (176.95 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2011[1])
 • Total 39,876
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Deciduous oak
- Flower Azalea
- Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Address 20 Funehikimachi Funehiki aza Babakawara, Tamura-shi, Fukushima-ken
Phone number 0247-82-1111
Website Tamura City

Tamura (田村市 Tamura-shi?) is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

As of May 2011, the city has an estimated population of 39,876[1] and a population density of 87 persons per km². The total area is 458.30 km².

The modern city of Tamura was established on March 1, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Funehiki, Ōgoe, Takine and Tokiwa, and the village of Miyakoji (all from Tamura District).


The town of Takine houses two well-known local attractions: Abukuma Limestone Caves and The Hoshi no Mura ("Village of Stars") Observatory. Both are popular tourist attractions.

Ohtakadoyayama Transmitter is an LF-time signal transmitter in Miyakoji-machi. It is used for transmitting the time signal JJY on 40 kHz. It uses as transmission antenna a 250 metre tall guyed mast with an umbrella antenna, which is insulated against ground.

Sister relationships[edit]

Tamura has sister relationships with one place worldwide:

Evacuation after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster[edit]

After the disaster on 11 March 2011, the village was evacuated, on 1 April 2012 the evacuation orders for Tamura were lifted except for the district of Miyakoji where the evacuation order was lifted on 1 April 2014.[2] [3]


  1. ^ a b "Estimated population May 1, 2011" (in Japanese). Official Fukushima Prefecture website. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  2. ^ NHK-World (16 April 2012) Govt. lifts evacuation order for Minamisoma City
  3. ^ World Nuclear News (1 April 2014) First Fukushima residents go home to Miyakoji

External links[edit]

Media related to Tamura, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons