Location of Iruma in Saitama Prefecture
|• Mayor||Hiroshi Kinoshita|
|• Total||44.74 km2 (17.27 sq mi)|
|Population (March 2010)|
|• Density||3,340/km2 (8,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||tea blossom|
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
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.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Iruma is twinned with:
Media related to Iruma, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons
- Iruma City official website (Japanese)