Tsurugashima, Saitama

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Tsurugashima
鶴ヶ島市
City
Flag of Tsurugashima
Flag
Location of Tsurugashima in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Tsurugashima in Saitama Prefecture
Tsurugashima is located in Japan
Tsurugashima
Tsurugashima
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°56′N 139°33′E / 35.933°N 139.550°E / 35.933; 139.550Coordinates: 35°56′N 139°33′E / 35.933°N 139.550°E / 35.933; 139.550
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Yoshirō Fujinawa (since November 2005)
Area
 • Total 17.73 km2 (6.85 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2012)
 • Total 69,974
 • Density 3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Area code(s) 049
Symbols
- Tree Pine
- Flower Azalea
Address 16-1 Mitsugi, Tsurugashima-shi, Saitama-ken
350-2292
Phone number 049-271-1111
Website www.city.tsurugashima.lg.jp

Tsurugashima (鶴ヶ島市 Tsurugashima-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

As of February 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 69,974, with 28,581 households. The total area is 17.73 km².

The modern city of Tsurugashima was founded when the former town of Tsurugashima was elevated to city status on September 1, 1991.

Adjoining cities and towns[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

The city is served by Tsurugashima Station on the Tōbu Tōjō Line and also Ippommatsu Station on the Tōbu Ogose Line. Wakaba Station on the Tōbu Tōjō Line lies on the city boundary between Tsurugashima and Sakado. Tsurugashima Station is approximately 40 minutes from Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo on the Tōbu Tōjō Line by direct express train.

Bus[edit]

Tsuru Wagon community minibus in front of Wakaba Station, October 2011
  • Tsuru Bus community bus service
  • Tsuru Wagon community minibus service

Culture[edit]

  • Zennōji Temple

Shopping[edit]

Wakaba Walk shopping centre in front of Wakaba Station, October 2011
  • Wakaba Walk Shopping Centre

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "鶴ケ島市" [Tsurugashima City] (in Japanese). Japan: ken-min.com. 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 

External links[edit]

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