Machida, Tokyo

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Machida
町田市
City
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
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Area
 • Total 71.80 km2 (27.72 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 429,040
 • Density 5,980/km2 (15,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Zelkova serrata
• Flower Scarlet sage
• Bird Common kingfisher
Phone number 042-722-3111
Address 1-20-23 Nakamachi, Machida-shi, Tokyo 194-8520
Website www.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 in the vicinity of 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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