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大田
大田区 · Ōta City
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Location of Ōta in Tokyo
Location of Ōta in Tokyo
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo
Government
 • MayorTadayoshi Matsubara (since April 2007)
Area
 • Total59.46 km2 (22.96 sq mi)
Population
 (May 1, 2011)
 • Total676,458
 • Density11,376.69/km2 (29,465.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCinnamomum camphora
- FlowerPrunus mume
- BirdCettia diphone
Phone number03-5744-1111
Address5-13-14 Kamata
144-8621
WebsiteŌta

Ōta (大田区 Ōta-ku?) is one of the 23 special wards in Tokyo, Japan.[1]

The municipality calls itself "Ōta City" in English.[2]

History

Ōta Dōkan was the founder of Edo (now known as Tokyo).[3]

Geography

Ōta is a southern ward of Tokyo. Its southern border is the Tama River and the city of Kawasaki in 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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References

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), "Municipalities within Tokyo"; retrieved 2012-4-2.
  2. Ōta City; retrieved 2012-4-2.
  3. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ōta Dōkan" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 762.

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