Kuki, Saitama

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Kuki
久喜市
City
Kuki City Hall
Kuki City Hall
Flag of Kuki
Flag
Official seal of Kuki
Seal
Location of Kuki in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Kuki in Saitama Prefecture
Kuki is located in Japan
Kuki
Kuki
Location of Kuki in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 36°3′43.5″N 139°40′0.5″E / 36.062083°N 139.666806°E / 36.062083; 139.666806Coordinates: 36°3′43.5″N 139°40′0.5″E / 36.062083°N 139.666806°E / 36.062083; 139.666806
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 82.41 km2 (31.82 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 151,896
 • Density 1,840/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Ginkgo biloba
- Flower Pyrus pyrifolia
Phone number 0480-22-1111
Address 85-3 Shimohayami, Kuki-shi, Saitama-ken 346-8501
Website http://www.city.kuki.lg.jp/

Kuki (久喜市, Kuki-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 151,896, and a population density of 1840 persons per km². Its total area is 82.41 square kilometres (31.82 sq mi).

Geography

Kuki is located in northeastern Saitama Prefecture, approximately 50 kilometers from downtown Tokyo in the alluvial plains of the Tone River.

Surrounding municipalities

History

The modern town of Kuki was created within Minamisaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On July 1, 1954, Kuki merged with the neighboring villages of Ota, Ezura and Kiyoku. Kuki was elevated to city status on October 1, 1971. On March 23, 2010, Kuki absorbed the town of Shōbu (Minamisaitama District), and the towns of Kurihashi and Washimiya (both from Kitakatsushika District).[1]

Economy

Kuki remains primarily an agricultural area, with rice as the predominant crop. The city has three industrial parks.

Education

Kuki has 23 elementary schools, 11 middle schools and five high schools. Tokyo University of Science has a campus at Kuki.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Trivia

The city is famous as the setting of anime series Lucky Star and The Fruit of Grisaia, bringing thousands of anime tourists to see Washinomiya Shrine each year.[2]

Sister city relations

References

  1. ^ [1] Japanese government site
  2. ^ "Washinomiya Promotes The Fruit of Grisaia in New Year's Festival". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  3. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 4 January 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External links

  • Official Website (in Japanese)
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