Tamba, Hyōgo

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Flag of Tamba
Location of Tamba in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Tamba in Hyōgo Prefecture
Tamba is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°11′N 135°2′E / 35.183°N 135.033°E / 35.183; 135.033Coordinates: 35°11′N 135°2′E / 35.183°N 135.033°E / 35.183; 135.033
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
 • Mayor Jugoro Tsuji (since December 2004)
 • Total 493.28 km2 (190.46 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2012)
 • Total 67,153
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
 • Tree Acer
 • Flower Erythronium japonicum
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1 Koga, Narimatsu, Hikami-cho, Tanba-shi, Hyogo-ken
Website www.city.tamba.hyogo.jp

Tamba (丹波市 Tanba-shi?) is a city in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

The modern city of Tamba was established on November 1, 2004, from the merger of all six towns of the former Hikami District: Aogaki, Ichijima, Kaibara, Kasuga, Sannan, and Hikami.[citation needed]

As of January 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 67,153 and a population density of 136.14 persons per km². The total area is 493.28 km².

Tamba is a very small city. Hikami is the biggest of the six towns which formed Tamba. Kuroi Castle is located in Kasuga. Tanba has many shrines, with the oldest being Hachiman shrine.

Takijirō Ōnishi, World War II IJN admiral, "the father of the kamikaze", was born in what is now Tamba.

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