Yashio, Saitama

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Yashio
八潮市
City
Flag of Yashio
Flag
Location of Yashio in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Yashio in Saitama Prefecture
Yashio is located in Japan
Yashio
Yashio
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°49′11″N 139°50′32″E / 35.81972°N 139.84222°E / 35.81972; 139.84222Coordinates: 35°49′11″N 139°50′32″E / 35.81972°N 139.84222°E / 35.81972; 139.84222
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Shigemi Tada (since September 2001)
Area
 • Total 18.03 km2 (6.96 sq mi)
Population (2008/11/01)
 • Total 81,148
 • Density 4,501/km2 (11,660/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Postal code(s) 340-xxxx
Symbols
- Tree Ginkgo
- Flower Gardenia jasminoides
- Bird White Wagtail
Address 1-2-1 Chūō, Yashio-shi, Saitama
340-8588
Phone number 048-996-2111
Website www.city.yashio.lg.jp

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.

History[edit]

  • 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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