Machida, Tokyo

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Machida

町田市
Machida City Hall
Machida City Hall
Flag of Machida
Flag
Official seal of Machida
Seal
Location of Machida in Tokyo
Location of Machida in Tokyo
Machida is located in Japan
Machida
Machida
 
Coordinates: 35°42′38″N 139°26′19″E / 35.71056°N 139.43861°E / 35.71056; 139.43861Coordinates: 35°42′38″N 139°26′19″E / 35.71056°N 139.43861°E / 35.71056; 139.43861
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo
Area
 • Total71.80 km2 (27.72 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total429,040
 • Density5,980/km2 (15,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeZelkova serrata
• FlowerScarlet sage
• BirdCommon kingfisher
Phone number042-722-3111
Address1-20-23 Nakamachi, Machida-shi, Tokyo 194-8520
Websitewww.city.machida.tokyo.jp

Machida (町田市, Machida-shi) is a Japanese city in the western part of the greater metropolis of Tokyo, Japan.[1] It is in the Tsurumigawa River basin.[2]

History[change | change source]

The city was founded on February 1, 1958.

Before 1965, Machida was an group of farm villages near Tokyo.[3]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo"; retrieved 2012-3-27.
  2. World Water Assessment Programme. (2003). "Table 22.1: Hydrological characteristics of the five river basins in Greater Tokyo," Water for people, water for life: a joint report by the twenty-three UN agencies concerned with freshwater, p. 485.
  3. Hanayama, Yuzuru. (1986). Land markets and land policy in a metropolitan area: case study of Tokyo, p. 111.

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