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Sagamihara

Administration
Full nameSagamihara
Official name相模原市 · Sagamihara
Native name相模原
Native name langja
Settlement typeDesignated city
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureKanagawa Prefecture
Government
MayorToshio Kayama
Geography
Total Area126.9 sq mi (328.84 km2)
Demography
Total Population712883 (February 1, 2010)
Density (pop.)2170/km2 (5620.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- TreeZelkova serrata
- FlowerHydrangea
- BirdSkylark
Phone number042-754-1111
Address2-11-15 Chūō, Chūō-ku, Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa-ken
252-5277

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|} is a city located in north central Kanagawa Prefecture, bordering Tokyo, Japan. It is the third most populous city in the prefecture, after Yokohama and Kawasaki, and the fifth most populous suburb of Greater Tokyo. Its northern neighbor is Machida, with which a cross-prefectural merger has been proposed. As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 712,883 and a population density of 2,170 persons per km2. The total area was 328.84 km2.

On April 1, 2010, the city became the nation's 19th city designated by government ordinance. As a result of this, the city established three wards: Midori-ku, Chūō-ku and Minami-ku.


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