Kazo, Saitama

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Kazo
加須市
City
Flag of Kazo
Flag
Location of Kazo in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Kazo in Saitama Prefecture
Kazo is located in Japan
Kazo
Kazo
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°7′42″N 139°36′18″E / 36.12833°N 139.60500°E / 36.12833; 139.60500Coordinates: 36°7′42″N 139°36′18″E / 36.12833°N 139.60500°E / 36.12833; 139.60500
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Ryoichi Ohashi (since July 2005)
Area
 • Total 133.47 km2 (51.53 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2011)
 • Total 117,339
 • Density 880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Ginkgo biloba
- Flower Rhododendron indicum
Address Shimo-Mitsumata 290, Kazo-city, Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県加須市下三俣290)
347-8501
Phone number 81-(0)480-62-1111
Website Kazo

Kazo (加須市 Kazo-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

As of April 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 117,339, with 42,778 households and a population density of 879.14 persons per km². The total area is 133.47 km².

The city was founded on May 3, 1954 and is known throughout Japan for the creation of koinobori (carp kites), baseballs, kendo equipment, and udon.

On March 23, 2010, Kazo City absorbed the towns of Kisai, Kitakawabe and Ōtone (all from Kitasaitama District) to create the current and expanded Kazo City. Kita-Saitama District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

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