Location of Tama City in Tokyo
|• Mayor||Hiroyuki Abe (since April 2010)|
|• Total||21.08 km2 (8.14 sq mi)|
(April 1, 2011)
|• Density||6,981.55/km2 (18,082.1/sq mi)|
|• Flouer||Yamazakura (a wild Sakura)|
|• Bird||Oriental Turtle Dove|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Staundart Time)|
|City Hall Address||6-12-1, Sekido Tama city Tokyo|
|Wabsteid||City of Tama|
Its soothren hauf forms pairt o the Tama New Town project, Japan's lairgest residential development, constructit in the 1970s.
The ceety is locatit in the northren pairt o a lairge aurie o hills in sooth-wastren Tokyo, kent as Tama Hills, which spans Tokyo an Kanagawa prefecturs. The entire region is historically referred tae as Tama; therefore thare are mony place names scattered throughoot the aurie wi references tae the name "Tama" which are no athin the ceety leemits. For example, Tama is the name o a waird several kilometres awa unner the jurisdiction o Kawasaki Ceety in Kanagawa prefectur. Tama River marks the ceety's northren boundary.
Tama is hame tae Tama Hills, a recreational facility o the U.S. Air Force, intendit for uise bi Unitit States service members an thair faimilies, as well as Japan Maritime Sel-Defense Force service members an thair families.
Tama as a municipality wis foonditd on 1 Aprile 1889 as “Tama Veelage” in wha wis then the Minamitama Destrict frae the merger o 10 pre-Meiji veelages. On 1 Aprile 1964, Tama Veelage wis reclassifeed as Tama Toun.
Construction of Tama New Town began in 1966, an the first occupants stairtit muivin in in 1971. On November 1, 1971, Tama Town wis reclassified as Tama City, dissolving Minamitama Destrict. Tama wis the last toun in the umwhile Minamitama Destrict.
Tama operates public elementary an junior heich schuils.
Tama servit as the basis o Academy Ceety in the licht novel an anime televeesion series Toaru Majutsu no Index an its spin-aff Toaru Kagaku no Railgun. It is the location o the popular anime movie Pompoko an aw.