Yorii, Saitama

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Yorii
寄居町
Town
Yorii town office in February 2011
Yorii town office in February 2011
Flag of Yorii
Flag
Official seal of Yorii
Seal
Location of Yorii in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Yorii in Saitama Prefecture
Yorii is located in Japan
Yorii
Yorii
 
Coordinates: 36°7′6″N 139°11′34.7″E / 36.11833°N 139.192972°E / 36.11833; 139.192972Coordinates: 36°7′6″N 139°11′34.7″E / 36.11833°N 139.192972°E / 36.11833; 139.192972
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Ōsato
Area
 • Total 64.25 km2 (24.81 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 34,010
 • Density 529/km2 (1,370/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Prunus serrulata
- Flower Erythronium japonicum
- Bird Green pheasant
Phone number 048-581-2121
Address 1080-1 Yorii, Yorii-machi, Ōsato-gun, Saitama-ken 369-1292
Website http://www.town.yorii.saitama.jp/

Yorii (寄居町, Yorii-machi) is a town in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 34,010, and a population density of 529 persons per km². Its total area is 64.25 square kilometres (24.81 sq mi).

Geography

Located in western Saitama Prefecture, Yorii is on the central reaches of the Arakawa River and is approximately 70 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities

History

Yorii developed as a post station on the pilgrimage route to the temples of the Chichibu area from the Kamakura period, and was a castle town to Hachigata Castle during the Sengoku period. The town of Yorii was created within Hanzawa District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Hanzawa District was abolished in 1896, becoming part of Ōsato District.

In February 1955, the town expanded by annexing the neighboring villages of Orihara, Hachigata, Obusuma, and Yodo.

Economy

Honda has an automobile assembly plant in Yorii, which is a major local employer.

Education

Yorii has six elementary schools, three junior high schools and one high school.

Transportation

Yorii Station in February 2017

Railway

Highway

Sister city relations

Local attractions

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 14, 2014. Retrieved June 14, 2014.

External links

  • Official Website (in Japanese)
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