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Tamamura town hall
Location of Tamamura in Gunma Prefecture
|• Total||25.78 km2 (9.95 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2015)|
|• Density||1,430/km2 (3,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||201 Ōaza Shimonitta, Tamamura-machi, Gunma-ken 370-1292|
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.
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
Many people were employed in sericulture in the past.
- 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
Tamamura is not served by any railway lines. The nearest station is Shinmachi Station in the neighboring city of Takasaki.
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- Official website (in Japanese)