Tamura, Fukushima

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Central Tamura (2015)
Central Tamura (2015)
Flag of Tamura
Official seal of Tamura
Location of Tamura in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Tamura in Fukushima Prefecture
Tamura is located in Japan
Coordinates: 37°26′N 140°34′E / 37.433°N 140.567°E / 37.433; 140.567Coordinates: 37°26′N 140°34′E / 37.433°N 140.567°E / 37.433; 140.567
PrefectureFukushima Prefecture
 • MayorJinichi Honda
 • Total458.30 km2 (176.95 sq mi)
 (December 2014)
 • Total37,741
 • Density82.3/km2 (213/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeOak
- FlowerAzalea
- BirdJapanese bush warbler
Phone number0247-82-1111
Address76 Funehikimachi Funehiki aza hatazoe, Tamura-shi, Fukushima-ken 963-4393

Tamura (田村市, Tamura-shi) is a city in Fukushima, Japan. Tamura was created on March 1, 2005 by combining several towns towns and villages from the Tamura District. They were Funehiki, Ōgoe, Takine, and Tokiwa, and Miyakoji. Between 1 March and 31 August 2011, many people moved to Tamura. The population actually went up by about 1,000 people, or 2%.[1]

Landmarks[change | change source]

There are two well-known places to visit in Takine-cho. Abukuma Limestone Caves and the Hoshi no Mura ("Village of Stars") Observatory are popular with tourists.

Sister cities[change | change source]

Tamura has a only one international sister city:

And, one sister city in Japan:

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "図録▽東日本大震災被災市町村の被災後の人口変化 (Population Changes by Locality after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake Disaster: Illustrated)". Honkawa Data Tribune. Retrieved 2011-10-13.

Other websites[change | change source]

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