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Tachikawa is a city located in western Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The city was founded on December 1, 1940.As of February 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 178,064 and a population density of 7,303.69 persons per km². The total area is 24.38 km².Showa Memorial Park, an expansive leisure and recreational facility operated by the national government, occupies 1.49 square kilometres of land that was formerly part of Tachikawa Air Base in Tachikawa and neighboring Akishima.GeographyTachikawa is about 40 km west of the center of Tokyo. Kunitachi, Kokubunji, and Kodaira are east of Tachikawa, Higashiyamato, and Musashimurayama are north of Tachikawa, Fussa, and Akishima west of Tachikawa, and Hino to the south.TransportationTachikawa is on the JR Chūō Line. Trains traveling west from Tokyo Station through Shinjuku stop at Tachikawa Station before continuing to Hachiōji and Takao. The JR Ome Line and Itsukaichi Line also serve the city, stopping at Tachikawa and Nishi Tachikawa stations. The Nambu Line links Tachikawa and Kawasaki, following the Tama River. The northern areas of Tachikawa are on the Seibu Haijima Line.
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