Ranzan, Saitama

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Ranzan
嵐山町
Town
Ranzan town office
Ranzan town office
Flag of Ranzan
Flag
Official seal of Ranzan
Seal
Location of Ranzan in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Ranzan in Saitama Prefecture
Ranzan is located in Japan
Ranzan
Ranzan
 
Coordinates: 36°3′23.5″N 139°19′13.8″E / 36.056528°N 139.320500°E / 36.056528; 139.320500Coordinates: 36°3′23.5″N 139°19′13.8″E / 36.056528°N 139.320500°E / 36.056528; 139.320500
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Hiki
Area
 • Total 29.92 km2 (11.55 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 18,319
 • Density 612/km2 (1,590/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Prunus mume
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 0493-62-2150
Address 1030-1 Sugiyama, Ranzan-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 355-0211
Website http://www.town.ranzan.saitama.jp/

Ranzan (嵐山町, Ranzan-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 18,319, and a population density of 612 persons per km². Its total area is 29.92 square kilometres (11.55 sq mi).

Geography

Ranzan is located in central Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities

History

The villages of Sugaya and Nanasato were created within Hiki District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The two villages merged on April 15, 1955 as Sugaya village, which was elevated to town status on April 15, 1967, taking the name of Ranzan.

Economy

The economy of Ranzan is primarily agricultural.

Education

Ranzan has three elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Local attractions

  • site of Sugaya Castle
  • site of Sugiyama Castle

External links

  • Official Website (in Japanese)

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