Ōta, Tokyo

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Special ward
大田区 · Ōta City
Night view of Kamata, Ōta
Night view of Kamata, Ōta
Location of Ōta in Tokyo
Location of Ōta in Tokyo
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
 • Mayor Tadayoshi Matsubara (since April 2007)
 • Total 59.46 km2 (22.96 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2011)
 • Total 676,458
 • Density 11,376.69/km2 (29,465.5/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora
- Flower Prunus mume
- Bird Cettia diphone
Phone number 03-5744-1111
Address 5-13-14 Kamata
Website Ōta

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]

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"; retrieved 2012-4-2.
  2. Ōta City; retrieved 2012-4-2.
  3. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ōta Dōkan" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 762.

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