Iwatsuki-ku, Saitama

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Iwatsuki-ku in Saitama City

Iwatsuki-ku (岩槻区?) is a ward of the city of Saitama, in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. It was formed on April 1, 2005 when the city of Iwatsuki was incorporated into the city of Saitama.

Geography[edit]

Population and area[edit]

The first population count was held on July 1, 2006, and the ward had an estimated population of 111,723. The total area remains the same at 49.16km².[citation needed]

Neighbouring wards, towns and cities[edit]

Iwatsuki-ku is surrounded by Minuma-ku (west), Midori-ku (southwest), and the cities of Kawaguchi (south), Koshigaya (southeast), Kasukabe (northeast), Shiraoka (north), and Hasuda (northwest).

History[edit]

  • July 1, 1954: Iwatsuki gained city status.
  • April 1, 2005: Iwatsuki merged into the city of Saitama and became Iwatsuki-ku.

Sister cities[edit]

Iwatsuki-ku has one sister city.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°57′N 139°42′E / 35.950°N 139.700°E / 35.950; 139.700