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Higashiyamato City Hall
Location of Higashiyamato in Tokyo Metropolis
|• Total||13.42 km2 (5.18 sq mi)|
|• Density||6,350/km2 (16,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|Address||Chuo 3 chome, Higashiyamato-shi, Tokyo-to 207-8585|
Higashiyamato (東大和市 Higashi-yamato-shi) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 85,229, and a population density of 6350 persons per km². Its total area is 13.42 square kilometres (5.18 sq mi).
The area of present-day Higashiyamato was part of ancient Musashi Province. The in post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, Takagi Village was established within Kitatama District of Kanagawa Prefecture. The entire district was transferred to the control of Tokyo Prefecture on April 1, 1893. Takagi Village merged with five neighboring villages to form Yamato Village on November 1, 1919. It was elevated to town status on May 3, 1954 and renamed as Higashiyamato on its promotion to a city, on October 1, 1970.
There was a Hitachi Aircraft Company factory located in Higashiyamato during World War II. It was destroyed by US bombing raids. The Former Hitachi Aircraft Tachikawa Factory Transformer Substation was damaged during air attacks but remains as a war memorial.
Higashiyamato is primary a regional commercial center, and a bedroom community for central Tokyo.
Higashiyamato has ten public elementary schools and five public middle schools, operated by the city. The city's two public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.
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