Machida, Tokyo

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Machida City
Location of Machida City in Tokyo
Location of Machida City in Tokyo
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
 • Mayor Joichi Ishizaka
 • Total 71.62 km2 (27.65 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2010)
 • Total 424,669
 • Density 5,928.65/km2 (15,355.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Zelkova
- Flower Scarlet Sage
- Bird Common Kingfisher
Phone number 042-722-3111
Address 1-20-23 Nakamachi, Machida-shi, Tokyo

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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