Location of Tamano in Okayama Prefecture
|• Mayor||Susumu Kuroda (since October 2005)|
|• Total||103.61 km2 (40.00 sq mi)|
|Population (May 1, 2011)|
|• Density||630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|• Fish||Sabastes (Mebaru in Japanese)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||Uno 1-27-1, Tamano City, Okayama Prefecture (岡山県玉野市宇野１丁目27番１号)
JR Uno Line connects it to Okayama. Before the Great Seto Bridge was opened, there was a train ferry between Uno Port in Tamano and Takamatsu on Shikoku and Tamano was the major entrance to Shikoku. Still today there are many ferry lines between Uno port and Takamatsu, Shodoshima and Naoshima Islands.
Its major industry is ship construction and metal refining. Another major industry is fishing. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding has a shipbuilding yard Tamano. It is one of the major shipbuilding yards in Japan.
Tamano has three international Sister Cities. They are:
- Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
- Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China.
- Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States.
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