Hanyū, Saitama

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Flag of Hanyū
Location of Hanyū in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Hanyū in Saitama Prefecture
Hanyū is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°10′N 139°33′E / 36.167°N 139.550°E / 36.167; 139.550Coordinates: 36°10′N 139°33′E / 36.167°N 139.550°E / 36.167; 139.550
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
 • Mayor Komei Kawata (since June 2006)
 • Total 58.55 km2 (22.61 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2011)
 • Total 56,712
 • Density 968.61/km2 (2,508.7/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus fragrans
- Flower Wisteria floribunda
Address 6-15 Azuma, Hanyu-shi, Saitama-ken
Phone number 048-561-1121
Website www.city.hanyu.lg.jp

Hanyū (羽生市 Hanyū-shi?) is a city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on September 1, 1954.[citation needed]

As of February 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 56,712, with 21,417 households, and a population density of 968.61 persons per km². The total area is 58.55 km2 (22.61 sq mi).

The city is located in the most northern part of Saitama Prefecture. Hanyū is served by the privately operated Tobu Isesaki Line and Chichibu Main Line.

Hanyū's northern border is the Tone River (Tonegawa). Before the river was redirected to its current course to control flooding, it used to flow though the city. This river was used as a major shipping route for locally produced textiles and goods from further up river. Hanyū flourished as a stopping point on the long ride toward Tokyo. Today only an irrigation channel remains in the approximate location of the original river path.

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Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Hanyū is twinned with the following municipalities.[citation needed]


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