Tamamura, Gunma

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Tamamura
玉村町
Town
Tamamura town hall
Tamamura town hall
Flag of Tamamura
Flag
Official seal of Tamamura
Seal
Location of Tamamura in Gunma Prefecture
Location of Tamamura in Gunma Prefecture
Tamamura is located in Japan
Tamamura
Tamamura
 
Coordinates: 36°18′15.9″N 139°06′53.7″E / 36.304417°N 139.114917°E / 36.304417; 139.114917Coordinates: 36°18′15.9″N 139°06′53.7″E / 36.304417°N 139.114917°E / 36.304417; 139.114917
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
District Sawa
Area
 • Total 25.78 km2 (9.95 sq mi)
Population (February 2015)
 • Total 36,952
 • Density 1,430/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus
- Flower Rose
Phone number 0270-65-2511
Address 201 Ōaza Shimonitta, Tamamura-machi, Gunma-ken 370-1292
Website Official website

Tamamura (玉村町 Tamamura-machi?) is a town located in Sawa District, Gunma Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of February 2015, the town had an estimated population of 36,952 and a population density of 1430 persons per km². Its total area was 25.78 km².

Geography[edit]

Tamamura is located in southern Gunma prefecture in the northern extremity of the Kantō plains, bordering Saitama Prefecture to the south. The Tama River flows through the town.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Tamamura developed during the Edo period as a post town on the Nikkō Reiheishi Kaidō, a subroute to Nikkō Kaidō which connects the Nakasendō with Nikkō, bypassing Edo.[1][2]

Modern Tamamura town was created within Nawa District, Gunma Prefecture on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration. Nawa District and Sai District merged to form Sawa District in 1896. On April 10, 1955 Tamamura annexed the neighboring village of Shibane, followed by Jōyō on August 1, 1957

Economy[edit]

Many people were employed in sericulture in the past.

Education[edit]

  • Primary Schools
    • Tamamura Elementary School
    • Minami Elementary School
    • Chūō Elementary School
    • Shibane Elementary School
    • Jouyou Elementary School
  • Middle Schools
    • Tamamura Middle School
    • Minami Middle School
  • Universities

Transportation[edit]

Tamamura is not served by any railway lines. The nearest station is Shinmachi Station in the neighboring city of Takasaki.

Highway[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nikkō Reiheishidō. Mainichi Shinbun. Accessed August 29, 2007.
  2. ^ Old Nakasendo: Kuragano-shuku and Takasaki-shuku. City of Takasaki. Accessed August 29, 2007.

External links[edit]

Media related to Tamamura, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons