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Machida City
町田市
City
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Location of Machida City in Tokyo
Location of Machida City in Tokyo
 
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Area
 • Total 71.62 km2 (27.65 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2010)
 • Total 424,669
 • Density 5,928.65/km2 (15,355.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Zelkova
- Flower Scarlet Sage
- Bird Common Kingfisher
Phone number 042-722-3111
Address 1-20-23 Nakamachi, Machida-shi, Tokyo
194-8520

Machida (町田市 Machida-shi) is a Japanese city in the western part of the greater metropolis of Tokyo, Japan. It is in the Tsurumigawa River basin.

History

The city was founded on February 1, 1958.

Before 1965, Machida was an group of farm villages in the vicinity of Tokyo.

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