Hidaka, Saitama

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Hidaka
日高市
City
Flag of Hidaka
Flag
Location of Hidaka in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Hidaka in Saitama Prefecture
Hidaka is located in Japan
Hidaka
Hidaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°54′N 139°20′E / 35.900°N 139.333°E / 35.900; 139.333Coordinates: 35°54′N 139°20′E / 35.900°N 139.333°E / 35.900; 139.333
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Teruo Yagasaki (since April 2012)
Area
 • Total 47.50 km2 (18.34 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2011)
 • Total 57,865
 • Density 1,218.21/km2 (3,155.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Osmanthus
- Flower Lespedeza
- Bird Common Kingfisher
Address 1020 Minami-Hirasawa
350-1292
Phone number 042-989-2111
Website www.city.hidaka.lg.jp

Hidaka (日高市 Hidaka-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on October 1, 1991 after elevating to city status.

As of April 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 57,865, with 22,588 households and a population density of 1,218.21 persons per km². The total area is 47.50 km2 (18.34 sq mi).

The city is served by Komagawa and Musashi-Takahagi Stations on the JR Kawagoe Line.

History[edit]

  • April 1, 1889 - Three villages of Komagawa, Koma and Takahagi were founded within Koma District
  • March 29, 1896 - Koma District was abolished and the villages joined Iruma District
  • February 11, 1955 - Komagawa and Koma were merged to create the town of Hidaka (1st).
  • September 20, 1956 - Hidaka and Takahagi were merged to create the town of Hidaka (2nd).
  • October 1, 1991 - Hidaka was elevated to city status.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Hidaka is twinned with:

  • South Korea Osan, South Korea (1996)

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