Ōta, Tokyo

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Ōta
大田区
Special ward
Ōta City
Night view of Kamata, Ōta
Night view of Kamata, Ōta
Flag of Ōta
Flag
Location of Ōta in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Ōta in Tokyo Metropolis
Ōta is located in Japan
Ōta
Ōta
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°33′40.52″N 139°42′57.78″E / 35.5612556°N 139.7160500°E / 35.5612556; 139.7160500Coordinates: 35°33′40.52″N 139°42′57.78″E / 35.5612556°N 139.7160500°E / 35.5612556; 139.7160500
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Government
 • Mayor Tadayoshi Matsubara (since April 2007)
Area
 • Total 59.46 km2 (22.96 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2016)
 • Total 716,413
 • Density 12,048.65/km2 (31,205.9/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Cinnamomum camphora
 • Flower Prunus mume
 • Bird Cettia diphone
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 5-13-14 Kamata
144-8621
Website www.city.ota.tokyo.jp

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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