Machida, Tokyo

city in Tokyo, Japan

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]

Machida
町田市
Machida City Hall
Machida City Hall
Flag of Machida
Official seal of Machida
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

HistoryEdit

The city was founded on February 1, 1958.

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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo" Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine; 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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