Minami-Saitama District, Saitama

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Minami-Saitama (南埼玉郡 Minami-Saitama-gun?) is a district located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2012, the district has an estimated population of 33,405 and a density of 2,090 persons per km². The total area is 15.95 km².

Towns and villages[edit]

District timeline[edit]

  • November 3, 1954
    The town of Iwatsuki gained city status.
    The town of Koshigaya was created by merging with 2 towns and 8 villages.
  • January 1, 1955 - The town of Washinomiya merged with the village of Sakurada from Kitakatsushika District to form the town of Washinomiya in Kitakatsushika District.
  • July 20, 1955 - The villages of Momoki and Suka merged to form the town of Miyashiro.
  • August 1, 1955 - The village of Kawayanagi merged into the town of Soka in Kitaadachi District (now the city of Soka).
  • November 3, 1955 - Parts of the town of Soka in Kitaadachi District merged into the town of Koshigaya.
  • January 1, 1956 - Parts of the city of Iwatsuki merged into the town of Hasuda.
  • September 28, 1956
    Parts of the village of Hachijo merged with the villages of Yawata and Shiodomari to form the village of Yashio.
    The remaining parts of Hachijo merged into the town of Soka in Kitaadachi District.
  • November 3, 1958 - The town of Koshigaya gained city status.
  • October 1, 1964 - The village of Yashio gained town status.
  • October 1, 1971 - The town of Kuki gained city status.
  • January 15, 1972 - The town of Yashio gained city status.
  • October 1, 1972 - The town of Hasuda gained city status.
  • March 23, 2010 - The town of Shōbu, along with the towns of Kurihashi and Washimiya, both from Kitakatsushika District, merged with the city of Kuki to form the new city of Kuki.[1]
  • October 1, 2012 - The town of Shiraoka gained city status. This leaves Minami Saitama District with one municipality.[2]

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Coordinates: 36°01′36″N 139°40′52″E / 36.0266°N 139.681°E / 36.0266; 139.681