Higashiyamato (東大和市) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. , the city had an estimated population of 85,294, and a population density of 6400 persons per km². +more The total area of the city was 13 sqkm.

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Geography

Higashiyamato is approximately in the north-center of Tokyo Metropolis, on the Musashino Terrace, bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the north.

Surrounding municipalities

Tokyo Metropolis *Higashimurayama *Musashimurayama *Tachikawa *Kodaira Saitama Prefecture *Tokorozawa, Saitama

Climate

Higashiyamato has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Higashiyamato is 13. +more9 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1647 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25. 4 °C, and lowest in January, at around 2. 5 °C.

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, the population of Higashiyamato increased rapidly in the 1970s and 1970s.

History

The area of present-day Higashiyamato was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of April 1, 1889, Takagi Village was established within Kitatama District of Kanagawa Prefecture. +more 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. +more The Former Hitachi Aircraft Tachikawa Factory Transformer Substation was damaged during air attacks but remains as a war memorial.

Government

Higashiyamato has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 22 members. Higashiyamato, collectively with Higashimurayama and Musashimurayama contributes three members to the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly. +more In terms of national politics, the city is part of Tokyo 20th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Economy

Higashiyamato is primary a regional commercial center, and a bedroom community for central Tokyo.

Education

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.

Transportation

Railway

- Seibu Railway - Seibu Haijima Line * Tama Toshi Monorail Line * - -

Highway

Higashiyamato is not served by any national highway.

Sister city relations

- Yamato, Fukushima, Japan

Notable people from Higashiyamato

Yūya Yagira, actor *Hisashi Iwakuma, professional baseball player *Akihiro Hayashi, professional soccer player