Musashimurayama, Tokyo

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Musashimurayama
武蔵村山市
City
Musashimurayama City Hall
Musashimurayama City Hall
Flag of Musashimurayama
Flag
Official seal of Musashimurayama
Seal
Location of Musashimurayama in Tokyo
Location of Musashimurayama in Tokyo
Musashimurayama is located in Japan
Musashimurayama
Musashimurayama
 
Coordinates: 35°45′17.4″N 139°23′14.5″E / 35.754833°N 139.387361°E / 35.754833; 139.387361Coordinates: 35°45′17.4″N 139°23′14.5″E / 35.754833°N 139.387361°E / 35.754833; 139.387361
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Area
 • Total 15.32 km2 (5.92 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 70,649
 • Density 4,610/km2 (11,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Celtis sinensis
• Flower Camellia sinensis
• Bird Japanese white-eye
Phone number 042-565-1111
Address 1-1-1 Honmachi, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo 208-8501
Website www.city.musashimurayama.tokyo.jp

Musashimurayama (武蔵村山市 Musashimurayama-shi?) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 70,694 and a population density of 4610 persons per km². Its total area was 15.32 square kilometres (5.92 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Higashimurayama is located in north-central Tokyo Metropolis, bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the north. Upstream tributaries of the Arakawa River and Tama River flow through the city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Higashimurayama was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, the area was organized into four villages within Kitatama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. Kitatama District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893. The village of Murayama was created on April 1, 1917 and was elevated to town status on November 3, 1954. The population of the town grew extremely rapidly in the 1960s with the development of public housing. Murayama was elevated to city status on November 3, 1970 and was named Higashimurayama.

Economy[edit]

The area of Higashimurayama was traditionally a center for cotton and textile production. The area remains largely agricultural, although a significant portion of the population commutes to downtown Tokyo.

Higashimurayama was the location of a Nissan automobile assembly plant, originally opened in 1962 by the Prince Motor Company. It closed in March 2001 as part of the "Nissan Revival Plan" announced in 1999.[1] It is now a museum called Carest Murayama Megamall occupying a 213,252 square foot facility[2][3]

Education[edit]

  • Higashimurayama has eight public elementary schools and four public middle schools, and one combined public elementary/middle school, all operated by the city government.
  • The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operated the three public high schools in the city, as well as one special education school.
  • Tokyo Keizai University - Higashimurayama campus

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Higashimurayama is not served by any passenger rail services.

Highway[edit]

  • Higashimurayama is not served by any expressways or national highways

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

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