Warabi, Saitama

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Warabi
蕨市
City
Flag of Warabi
Flag
Location of Warabi in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Warabi in Saitama Prefecture
Warabi is located in Japan
Warabi
Warabi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°50′N 139°41′E / 35.833°N 139.683°E / 35.833; 139.683Coordinates: 35°50′N 139°41′E / 35.833°N 139.683°E / 35.833; 139.683
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Hideo Yoritaka
Area
 • Total 5.10 km2 (1.97 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 70,095
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Rhododendron indicum
Website www.city.warabi.saitama.jp

Warabi (蕨市 Warabi-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Warabi is the name of a bracken. The city was founded on April 1, 1959.

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 71,034 and a population density of 13,928.24 persons per km². The total area is 5.10 km².[citation needed]

The city is served by Warabi Station on the Keihin-Tohoku Line.

Politics and government[edit]

The directly-elected executive mayor is Hideo Yoritaka, a member of the Japanese Communist Party. The legislative city assembly has 18 elected members.

Elections[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The west entrance of Warabi Station
Further information: Transportation in Greater Tokyo

The city is served by the Keihin-Tohoku Line, operated by JR East, and the main station is Warabi Station.

Education[edit]

There are two high schools in Warabi:

There are three junior high schools:

  • Warabi Municipal No. 1 Junior High School
  • Warabi Municipal No. 2 Junior High School
  • Warabi Municipal Higashi Junior High School

There are a total of seven elementary schools in Warabi:

  • Warabi Municipal Chūō Elementary School
  • Warabi Municipal Chūō-Higashi Elementary School
  • Warabi Municipal Nishi Elementary School
  • Warabi Municipal Higashi Elementary School
  • Warabi Municipal Tsukagoshi Elementary School
  • Warabi Municipal Kita Elementary School
  • Warabi Municipal Minami Elementary School
Kita Elementary School was refurbished in 2004 with a new wing added and various features added to improve disabled access (automated lifts, minimal steps, slopes for wheelchair access).

Notes of interest[edit]

Warabi City has played host to the all-Japan Chinese Wushu championships, and so is one of the few Japanese cities that have a strong Wushu tradition.[citation needed]

Sister cities[edit]

El Dorado County, California, USA is a sister municipality to Warabi city.[1]

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