Koshigaya

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Koshigaya

越谷市
Koshigaya City Hall
Koshigaya City Hall
Flag of Koshigaya
Flag
Official seal of Koshigaya
Seal
Location of Koshigaya in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Koshigaya in Saitama Prefecture
Koshigaya is located in Japan
Koshigaya
Koshigaya
Location of Koshigaya in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°53′28.1″N 139°47′27.3″E / 35.891139°N 139.790917°E / 35.891139; 139.790917Coordinates: 35°53′28.1″N 139°47′27.3″E / 35.891139°N 139.790917°E / 35.891139; 139.790917
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 60.24 km2 (23.26 sq mi)
Population
(February 2016)
 • Total 337,971
 • Density 5,610/km2 (14,500/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Eurasian collared dove
Phone number 048-982-5111
Address 4-2-1 Koshigaya, Koshigaya-shi, Saitama-ken 343-8501
Website www.city.koshigaya.saitama.jp
View of Aeon LakeTown shopping mall

Koshigaya (越谷市, Koshigaya-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 337,071, and a population density of 5,610 persons per km². Its total area is 60.24 square kilometres (23.26 sq mi). It is famous for producing daruma dolls.

Geography

Koshigaya is situated in eastern Saitama Prefecture, about 30 km from downtown Tokyo, along the banks of the Motoarakawa River.

Surrounding municipalities

History

Koshigaya-shuku prospered during the Edo period as a post station on the Nikkō Kaidō and the Ōshū Kaidō highways, and the town served as the temporary residence of the Tokugawa shōgun after the 1657 Great Fire of Meireki which destroyed Edo Castle.

The modern town of Koshigaya (then spelled 越ヶ谷) was created within Minamisaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It annexed the neighboring villages of Ozawa, Niikata, Sakurai, Obukuro, Ogishima, Dewa, Gamo, Osagami, and Masubayashi on November 3, 1954 and changed the spelling if its name to its present form. Koshigaya annexed neighboring village of Soka on November 3, 1955. Koshigaya was elevated to city status on November 3, 1958. Koshigaya was elevated further to special city status on April 1, 2003 and to core city status on April 1, 2015.

Economy

Koshigaya is a major regional commercial center with a diversified industrial base.

Education

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Twin towns and sister cities

Local attractions

Noted people

References

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External links

  • Official Website (in Japanese)
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