[muh-chee-duh; Japn. mah-chee-dah]
Machida, city (1990 pop. 349,050), Tokyo Metropolis, E central Honshu, Japan, on the Tsurumi River. It is an industrial and residential suburb of Tokyo, and an important transportation hub.
is a city located in the western part of the greater metropolis of Tokyo, Japan. The city was founded on February 1, 1958.

As of April, 2007, the city has an estimated population of 413,398 and a population density of 5,772.10 persons per km². The total area is 71.63 km². The city is serviced by two rail lines, the Odakyu line and the JR East rail system's Yokohama Line. Machida is also the home of Obirin University.


Machida operates its public elementary and junior high schools.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools.


List of mayors

  1. Tokichiro Aoyama 1958 – 1970
  2. Katsumasa Oshita 1970 – 1990
  3. Kazuo Terada 1990 – 2006
  4. Joichi Ishizaka 2006 – 2010

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