Fujimi, Saitama

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Fujimi
富士見市
City
Fujimi City Hall
Fujimi City Hall
Flag of Fujimi
Flag
Official seal of Fujimi
Seal
Location of Fujimi in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Fujimi in Saitama Prefecture
Fujimi is located in Japan
Fujimi
Fujimi
Location of Fujimi in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°51′23.6″N 139°32′57″E / 35.856556°N 139.54917°E / 35.856556; 139.54917Coordinates: 35°51′23.6″N 139°32′57″E / 35.856556°N 139.54917°E / 35.856556; 139.54917
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 19.77 km2 (7.63 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 108,212
 • Density 5,470/km2 (14,200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Wisteria floribunda
- Bird Common kingfisher
Phone number 49-251-2711
Address 1800 Tsuruma, Fujimi-shi, Saitama-ken 354-8511
Website http://www.city.fujimi.saitama.jp/
Fujimi Mizukokaiduka Park

Fujimi (富士見市, Fujimi-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 108,212, and a population density of 5470 persons per km². Its total area is 19.77 square kilometres (7.63 sq mi).

Geography

Located in south-central Saitama Prefecture, Fujimi is in the middle of the Kantō plain with an average altitude of 8 to 21 meters above sea level. It is approximately 30 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities

History

The area of modern Yoshikawa was tenryō territory within Shimōsa Province during the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. The village of Fujimi was created within Iruma District, Saitama on September 30, 1956 by the merger of the villages of Tsuruse and Nanbata with the village of Mizutani from Kitaadachi District. Large scale public housing projects in the 1960s and 1970s led to a rapid increase in population, and Fujimi attained town status on April 1, 1964 and city status on April 10, 1972.

Politics and government

Fujimi is governed by Shingo Hoshino, an independent. The city legislative assembly has 25 seats and is dominated by independents.

Elections

Economy

Due to this location, Fujimi is primarily a bedroom community with over 30% of its population commuting to the Tokyo metropolis for work.

Education

Fujimi has 11 elementary schools, six middle schools and one high school, as well as one special education school.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Sister city relations

Local attractions

  • site of Nambada Castle
  • Mizuko Shell Midden archaeological site

Noted people from Fujimi

References

  1. ^ List of Local Authorities with Affiliation Agreements: Saitama Prefecture

External links

  • Official Website (in Japanese)
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