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%.
Central Tamura (2015)
Location of Tamura in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Mayor||Jinichi Honda|
|• Total||458.30 km2 (176.95 sq mi)|
|• Density||82.3/km2 (213/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Bird||Japanese bush warbler|
|Address||76 Funehikimachi Funehiki aza hatazoe, Tamura-shi, Fukushima-ken 963-4393|
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.
Tamura has a only one international sister city:
And, one sister city in Japan:
- "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.
Media related to Tamura, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Tamura official website (in Japanese)