Asaka, Saitama

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Asaka
朝霞市
City
Flag of Asaka
Flag
Location of Asaka in Saitama
Location of Asaka in Saitama
Asaka is located in Japan
Asaka
Asaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°48′N 139°36′E / 35.800°N 139.600°E / 35.800; 139.600Coordinates: 35°48′N 139°36′E / 35.800°N 139.600°E / 35.800; 139.600
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama
Government
 • Mayor Katsunori Tomioka (since March 2005)
Area
 • Total 18.38 km2 (7.10 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2011)
 • Total 130,764
 • Density 7,114.47/km2 (18,426.4/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Azalea
Address 1-1-1 Honmachi
351-8501
Phone number 048-463-1111
Website Asaka

Asaka (朝霞市 Asaka-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. It was named (as Asaka Town) in 1932 after Prince Asaka who was an honorary chairman of the Tokyo Golf Club, which relocated to the area at that time. Asaka Town became a city on March 15, 1967.

As of April 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 130,764, with 59,144 households and a population density of 7,114.47 persons per km². The total area is 18.38 km².

At the 1964 Summer Olympics in neighboring Tokyo, the city hosted the riding part of the modern pentathlon event at Asaka Nezu Park.

View from the North exit of Asaka station

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