Sugito, Saitama

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Sugito
杉戸町
Town
Sugito town office
Sugito town office
Flag of Sugito
Flag
Official seal of Sugito
Seal
Location of Sugito in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Sugito in Saitama Prefecture
Sugito is located in Japan
Sugito
Sugito
 
Coordinates: 36°1′32.8″N 139°44′12.2″E / 36.025778°N 139.736722°E / 36.025778; 139.736722Coordinates: 36°1′32.8″N 139°44′12.2″E / 36.025778°N 139.736722°E / 36.025778; 139.736722
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Kitakatsushika
Area
 • Total 30.03 km2 (11.59 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 45,459
 • Density 1,510/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Cryptomeria
- Flower Chrysanthemum
Phone number 0480-33-1111
Address 2-9-29 Seiji, Sugito-machi, Kitakatsushika-gun, Saitama-ken 345-0025
Website http://www.town.sugito.lg.jp/

Sugito (杉戸町, Sugito-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 45,459, and a population density of 1510 persons per km². Its total area is 30.03 square kilometres (11.59 sq mi).

Geography

Sugito is located in far eastern Saitama Prefecture, in the middle of the Kantō Plain, with an average altitude of 15 meters above sea level. The Edo River flows through the town.

Surrounding municipalities

History

Sugito-shuku developed as a post station on the Ōshū Kaidō and the Nikkō Kaidō from the Kamakura period through the Edo period.

The town of Sugito was created within Kitakatsushika District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. In February 1955, the town expanded by annexing the neighboring villages of Tamiya, Takano, and Teigo.

Economy

The economy of Sugito is mostly agricultural, with rice, cucumbers, eggplant, onion, Chinese cabbage and wheat among the major crops.

Education

Sugito has six elementary schools, four middle schools and four high schools.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Sister city relations

Noted people from Sugito

References

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

External links

Media related to Sugito, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official Website (in Japanese)
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