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Ōme is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 136,071 and a population density of 1320 persons per km². Its total area was 103.31sqkm. The city's name literally means green ume, or Japanese apricot.HistoryThe area of present-day Ōme was part of ancient Musashi Province. Ōme developed in the Edo period as a post station on the Ōme-Kaidō highway. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Nishitama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. The town of Ōme was created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. Nishitama District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893. Ōme was elevated to city status on April 1, 1951 by merging with the neighboring villages of Kasumi and Chōfu. Later in 1955, four additional villages (Yoshida, Mita, Kosoki, and Nariki) merged with Ōme.EducationMeisei University - Ōme campus Ōme has 17 public elementary schools and 11 public middle schools operated by the city government. The city has two public high schools operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education.Add Ome and other destinations in Japan to your travel plans using our Japan trip itinerary maker site.
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