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Musashimurayama City Hall
Location of Musashimurayama in Tokyo
|• Total||15.32 km2 (5.92 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||4,610/km2 (11,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Celtis sinensis|
|• Flower||Camellia sinensis|
|• Bird||Japanese white-eye|
|Address||1-1-1 Honmachi, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo 208-8501|
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[update], 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).
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.
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. It is now a museum called Carest Murayama Megamall occupying a 213,252 square foot facility
- 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
- Higashimurayama is not served by any passenger rail services.
- Higashimurayama is not served by any expressways or national highways
Twin towns and sister cities
- 日産村山工場跡地 [Site of former Nissan factory] (in Japanese). Japan: City of Musashimurayama. 2010-04-16. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
- History of old Musashimurayama factory
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- Official website (English)