Ageo, Saitama

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Ageo
上尾市
City
Flag of Ageo
Flag
Location of Ageo in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Ageo in Saitama Prefecture
Ageo is located in Japan
Ageo
Ageo
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°59′N 139°36′E / 35.983°N 139.600°E / 35.983; 139.600Coordinates: 35°59′N 139°36′E / 35.983°N 139.600°E / 35.983; 139.600
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Minoru Shimamura (since February 2008)
Area
 • Total 45.55 km2 (17.59 sq mi)
Population (December 1, 2010)
 • Total 227,127
 • Density 4,986.32/km2 (12,914.5/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Oak
- Flower Azalea
Address 3-1-1 Honchō, Ageo-shi, Saitama-ken
362-8501
Phone number 048-775-5111
Website City of Ageo

Ageo (上尾市 Ageo-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

As of December 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 227,127 and a population density of 4,986.32 persons per km². The total area is 45.55 km². It is twinned with Ueda, Nagano.

History[edit]

Ageo City Hall

The city began as Ageo-juku, a post town on the Nakasendō during the Edo period. Ageo's rail station opened in 1883. In 1889, Ageo-juku merged with the villages of Ageo, Ageoshimo, Kashiwaza, Kasugayatsu and Yatsu to form the new town of Ageo. The two towns of Hirakata and Haraichi and the three villages of Kamihira, Ōishi and Ōya merged with the town of Ageo in 1955, and Ageo obtained city status on July 15, 1958, with a population of more than 37,000. In the second half of the 20th century, metallurgy and automobile factories were constructed. Housing increased during that period, as it did in the suburbs of Tokyo and in cities of southern Saitama.

Transportation[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Transportation in Greater Tokyo.

External links[edit]

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