Iruma, Saitama

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Flag of Iruma
Location of Iruma in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Iruma in Saitama Prefecture
Iruma is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°50′N 139°23′E / 35.833°N 139.383°E / 35.833; 139.383Coordinates: 35°50′N 139°23′E / 35.833°N 139.383°E / 35.833; 139.383
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
 • Mayor Hiroshi Kinoshita
 • Total 44.74 km2 (17.27 sq mi)
Population (March 2010)
 • Total 149,269
 • Density 3,340/km2 (8,700/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree keyaki
- Flower tea blossom
- Bird lark
Address 1-16-1toyooka
Phone number 04-2964-1111
Website Iruma

Iruma (入間市 Iruma-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, near Tokyo. The city was founded on November 1, 1966.

As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 149,269 and a population density of 3,340 persons per km². The total area is 44.74 km². The city consists of 6 hamlets: Toyooka, Kaneko, Higashikaneko, Fujisawa, Miyadera-Nihongi and Seibu.

Iruma and neighboring Sayama are famous for the tea they produce. Iruma also has well-known baking industries.

During the Edo period, Iruma was famous as a market and post-station town.

Iruma Air Base[edit]

Iruma Air Base, located in Iruma and Sayama, takes its name from its host city. Iruma Air Base is a facility of the Air Self Defense Force. Aircraft based here include YS-11, Kawasaki T-4, and Kawasaki C-1. The base holds an Aircraft Festival annually in early November. This air base was once known as Johnson Air Base while under the control of the United States Air Force.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Iruma is twinned with:

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