Higashiyamato, Tokyo

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Higashiyamato
東大和市
City
Higashiyamato City Hall
Higashiyamato City Hall
Flag of Higashiyamato
Flag
Official seal of Higashiyamato
Seal
Location of Higashiyamato in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Higashiyamato in Tokyo Metropolis
Higashiyamato is located in Japan
Higashiyamato
Higashiyamato
 
Coordinates: 35°44′43.3″N 139°25′35.4″E / 35.745361°N 139.426500°E / 35.745361; 139.426500Coordinates: 35°44′43.3″N 139°25′35.4″E / 35.745361°N 139.426500°E / 35.745361; 139.426500
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Area
 • Total 13.42 km2 (5.18 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 85,229
 • Density 6,350/km2 (16,400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 042-563-2111
Address Chuo 3 chome, Higashiyamato-shi, Tokyo-to 207-8585
Website www.city.higashiyamato.lg.jp

Higashiyamato (東大和市, Higashi-yamato-shi) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 85,229, and a population density of 6350 persons per km². Its total area is 13.42 square kilometres (5.18 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Higashiyamato is approximately in the north-center of Tokyo Metropolis, on the Musashino Terrace, bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the north.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Higashiyamato was part of ancient Musashi Province. The in post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, Takagi Village was established within Kitatama District of Kanagawa Prefecture. The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Prefecture on April 1, 1893. Takagi Village merged with five neighboring villages to form Yamato Village on November 1, 1919. It was elevated to town status on May 3, 1954 and renamed as Higashiyamato on its promotion to a city, on October 1, 1970.

There was a Hitachi Aircraft Company factory located in Higashiyamato during World War II. It was destroyed by US bombing raids. The Former Hitachi Aircraft Tachikawa Factory Transformer Substation was damaged during air attacks but remains as a war memorial.[1]

Economy[edit]

Higashiyamato is primary a regional commercial center, and a bedroom community for central Tokyo.

Education[edit]

Higashiyamato has ten public elementary schools and five public middle schools, operated by the city. The city's two public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

  • Higashiyamato is not served by any national highway.

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Higashiyamato[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Hitachi plane transformer substation". www.city.higashiyamato.lg.jp.e.fp.hp.transer.com. Higashiyamato City. Retrieved May 14, 2017. 

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