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Ōta, Tokyo

special ward of Tokyo, Japan

Ōta (大田区, Ōta-ku) is one of the 23 special wards in Tokyo, Japan.[1]

Ōta

大田区
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
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo Metropolis
Government
 • MayorTadayoshi Matsubara (since April 2007)
Area
 • Total59.46 km2 (22.96 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2016)
 • Total716,413
 • Density12,048.65/km2 (31,205.9/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCinnamomum camphora
 • FlowerPrunus mume
 • BirdCettia diphone
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address5-13-14 Kamata
144-8621
Websitewww.city.ota.tokyo.jp

The municipality calls itself "Ōta City" in English.[2]

HistoryEdit

Ōta Dōkan was the founder of Edo (now known as Tokyo).[3]

GeographyEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  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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