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Sagamihara

Sagamihara

[sah-gah-mee-hah-ra]
Sagamihara, city (1990 pop. 531,542), Kanagawa prefecture, central Honshu, Japan. It is a suburb of Tokyo with metallurgical, food processing, and electrical appliance industries. The surrounding agricultural region produces rice, wheat, tobacco, and livestock.
is a city located in north central Kanagawa, bordering Tokyo, Japan. It is the third most populous city in the prefecture, after Yokohama and Kawasaki, and the fifth most populous suburb in Greater Tokyo. Its northern neighbor is Machida, with which a cross-prefectural merger has been proposed (:Japanese).

As of 2007, the city has an estimated population of 705,141, and a total area of 328.84 km². It is the city that occupies the 2nd largest area in the prefecture, after Yokohama.

The city gained city status on November 20, 1954.

The main areas of commercial activity in Sagamihara are located near: Hashimoto Station on the JR East Yokohama Line and Keio Sagamihara Line; Sagamihara Station on the Yokohama Line; and Sagami-Ōno Station on the Odakyū Odawara Line.

Mergers

On March 20, 2006, the existing city of Sagamihara merged with Tsukui and Sagamiko. The merged city consisted of two geographically separate areas, as two other municipalities, Fujino and Shiroyama, elected to remain separate from the new city. A further merger on March 11, 2007 joined Fujino and Shiroyama with Sagamihara, thus the new city is no longer separated.

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