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Tama, Tokyo

Administration
JapaneseName多摩市
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo
Government
MayorHiroyuki Abe (since April 2010)
Geography
Total Area8.1 sq mi (21.08 km2)
Demography
Total Population147171 (April 1, 2011)
Density (pop.)6981.55/km2 (18082.2/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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|} is a municipality classified as a city, located in Tokyo, Japan.

Its southern half forms part of the Tama New Town project, Japan's largest residential development, constructed in the 1970s.

The city is located in the northern part of a large area of hills in south-western Tokyo, known as Tama Hills, which spans Tokyo and Kanagawa prefectures. The entire region is historically referred to as Tama; therefore there are many place names scattered throughout the area with references to the name "Tama" which are not within the city limits. For example, Tama is the name of a ward several kilometres away under the jurisdiction of Kawasaki City in Kanagawa prefecture. Tama River marks the city's northern boundary.

Tama is home to Tama Hills, a recreational facility of the U.S. Air Force, intended for use by United States service members and their families, as well as Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force service members and their families.

It is also home to the well known Sanrio theme park, Sanrio Puroland ("Hello Kitty-land").


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