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Ōta City
大田区
Special ward
Country Japan
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Ōta (大田区 Ōta-ku) is one of the 23 special wards in Tokyo, Japan.

The municipality calls itself "Ōta City" in English.

History

Ōta Dōkan was the founder of Edo (now known as Tokyo).

On 15 March 1947, the ward of Ōta was formed by combining the wards of Kamata and Ōmori.

Geography

Ōta is a southern ward of Tokyo. Its southern border is the Tama River and the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture. On the north, Ōta borders the special wards of Shinagawa, Meguro and Setagaya. Tokyo Bay is on the east.

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