Higashichichibu, Saitama

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Higashichichibu
東秩父村
Village
Higashichichibu village hall
Higashichichibu village hall
Flag of Higashichichibu
Flag
Official seal of Higashichichibu
Seal
Location of Higashichichibu in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Higashichichibu in Saitama Prefecture
Higashichichibu is located in Japan
Higashichichibu
Higashichichibu
 
Coordinates: 36°3′29.4″N 139°11′40.7″E / 36.058167°N 139.194639°E / 36.058167; 139.194639Coordinates: 36°3′29.4″N 139°11′40.7″E / 36.058167°N 139.194639°E / 36.058167; 139.194639
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Chichibu
Area
 • Total 37.06 km2 (14.31 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 2,903
 • Density 78.3/km2 (203/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Azalea
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 0493-82-1221
Address Mido 634, Higashichichibu-mura, Chichibu-gun, Saitama-ken 355-0375
Website http://www.vill.higashichichibu.saitama.jp/

Higashichichibu (東秩父村, Higashichichibu-mura) is a village located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the village had an estimated population of 2,903, and a population density of 78.3 persons per km². Its total area is 37.06 square kilometres (14.31 sq mi). The area has historically been associated with washi (traditional Japanese paper).

Geography

Higashichichibu is located in west-central Saitama Prefecture, in a valley isolated from the rest of the Chichibu plains by a range of low mountains.

Surrounding municipalities

History

The villages of Okawara and Tsukikawa were created within Chichibu District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The two villages merged to form Higashichichibu on August 1, 1956.

Economy

The economy of Higashichichibu is primarily agricultural with some light manufacturing. It is increasingly a bedroom community due to its proximity to the town of Ogawa.

Education

Higashichichibu has one elementary school and one middle school.

Transportation

Railway

Higashichichibu has no passenger rail service. The nearest station is Yorii Station, in the neighboring town of Yorii or Ogawamachi Station in the town of Ogawa.

Highway

Higashichichibu is not served by any of the Japanese national highways.

Sister city relation

Local attractions

  • Chichibu Washi no sato

References

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

External links

  • Official website (in Japanese)
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