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Location of Yashio in Saitama Prefecture
|• Mayor||Shigemi Tada (since September 2001)|
|• Total||18.03 km2 (6.96 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,501/km2 (11,660/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Gardenia jasminoides|
|- Bird||White Wagtail|
|Address||1-2-1 Chūō, Yashio-shi, Saitama
Yashio (八潮市 Yashio-shi?) is a city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on 15 January 1972. As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 81,148 and a population density of 4,500.7 persons per km². The total area is 18.03 km².
- 28 September 1956: The village of Yashio (in Minami-Saitama District) was formed by the merger of three former villages (Shiodome, Hachijō and Yahata).
- 1 October 1964: The village was elevated to town status.
- 15 January 1972: The town was elevated to city status.
- 24 August 2005: The Tsukuba Express railway line opened, and Yashio Station became the only railway station to operate in the city.
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