Ōta, Tokyo

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Ōta Ward
Night view of Kamata, Ōta
Night view of Kamata, Ōta
Flag of Ōta
Official seal of Ōta
Location of Ōta in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Ōta in Tokyo Metropolis
Ōta is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°33′41″N 139°42′58″E / 35.56139°N 139.71611°E / 35.56139; 139.71611Coordinates: 35°33′41″N 139°42′58″E / 35.56139°N 139.71611°E / 35.56139; 139.71611
PrefectureTokyo Metropolis
 • MayorTadayoshi Matsubara (since April 2007)
 • Total59.46 km2 (22.96 sq mi)
 (June 1, 2016)
 • Total716,413
 • Density12,048.65/km2 (31,205.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address5-13-14 Kamata
BirdCettia diphone
FlowerPrunus mume
TreeCinnamomum camphora

Ōta (大田区, Ōta-ku) is one of the 23 special wards in Tokyo, Japan.[1]

The municipality calls itself "Ōta City" in English.[2]

History[change | change source]

Ōta Dōkan was the founder of Edo (now known as Tokyo).[3]

On 15 March 1947, the ward of Ōta was formed by combining the wards of Kamata and Ōmori.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

Ōta is a southern ward of Tokyo. Its southern border is the Tama River and the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture. On the north, Ōta borders the special wards of Shinagawa, Meguro and Setagaya. Tokyo Bay is on the east.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo" Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-4-2.
  2. Ōta City; retrieved 2012-4-2.
  3. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ōta Dōkan" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 762.
  4. 大東京35区物語~15区から23区へ~東京23区の歴史 (in Japanese). Tokyo Metropolitan Archives. Archived from the original on 2020-06-17. Retrieved 2020-08-03.

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