Fukaya, Saitama

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Fukaya
深谷市
City
Fukaya City Hall
Fukaya City Hall
Flag of Fukaya
Flag
Official seal of Fukaya
Seal
Location of Fukaya in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Fukaya in Saitama Prefecture
Fukaya is located in Japan
Fukaya
Fukaya
 
Coordinates: 36°11′50.9″N 139°16′53.4″E / 36.197472°N 139.281500°E / 36.197472; 139.281500Coordinates: 36°11′50.9″N 139°16′53.4″E / 36.197472°N 139.281500°E / 36.197472; 139.281500
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 138.37 km2 (53.42 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 143,696
 • Density 1,040/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camellia
- Flower Tulip
Phone number 048-571-1211
Address 11-1 Nakamachi, Fukaya-shi, Saitama-ken 366-8501
Website Official website
Fukuya Station
Eiichi Shibusawa Memorial Museum

Fukaya (深谷市 Fukaya-shi?) is a city located in northern Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 144,696 and a population density of 1040 persons per km². Its total area was 138.37 square kilometres (53.42 sq mi). It is famous for a variety of welsh onions or Fukaya-negi (深谷ネギ?).

Geography[edit]

Fukaya is located on the northern border of Saitama Prefecture, in the flatlands of the Kantō plain. Both the Tone River and the Ara River flow through the city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Fukaya was the site of a castle built by the Uesugi clan in 1456, and later the site of Okabe Domain a feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. In the Edo era, Fukaya-shuku was a major post town on the Nakasendō (中山道) highway, boasting over 80 inns.

The modern town of Fukaya was established within Hanzawa District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Hanzawa District was abolished in 1896, becoming part of Ōsato District.

Fukaya merged with the villages of Aketo, Hatara, Oyori and Fujisawa on January 1, 1955, and was elevated to city status. It annexed the village of Toyosato on April 1, 1973.

On January 1, 2006, the towns of Hanazono, Kawamoto and Okabe (all from Ōsato District) were merged into Fukaya.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Fukaya is dominated by agriculture, with welsh onions and tulips as famous local crops. Industrial parks are located in the eastern portion of the city, and the manufacture of bricks is a major local industry.

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • Prefectural Fukaya High School (埼玉県立深谷高等学校)
  • Prefectural Fukaya Commercial High School (埼玉県立深谷商業高等学校)
  • Prefectural Fukaya Daiichi High School (埼玉県立深谷第一高等学校)
  • Prefectural Kawamoto High School (Closed in March, 2010) (埼玉県立川本高等学校 (閉校))
  • Private Shouchi Fukaya High School (私立正智深谷高等学校)
  • Private Tokyo Seitoku University Fukaya High School (私立東京成徳大学深谷高等学校)

Middle schools[edit]

  • Municipal Fukaya Middle School (市立深谷中学校)
  • Municipal Kamishiba Middle School (市立上柴中学校)
  • Municipal Fujisawa Middle School (市立藤沢中学校)
  • Municipal Hatara Middle School (市立幡羅中学校)
  • Municipal Aketo Middle School (市立明戸中学校)
  • Municipal Toyosato Middle School (市立豊里中学校)
  • Municipal Okabe Middle School (市立岡部中学校)
  • Municipal Hanazono Middle School (市立花園中学校)
  • Municipal Kawamoto Middle School (市立川本中学校)
  • Municipal Minami Middle School (市立南中学校)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Municipal Fukaya Elementary School (市立深谷小学校)
  • Municipal Fukaya West Elementary School (市立深谷西小学校)
  • Municipal Kamishiba East Elementary School (市立上柴東小学校)
  • Municipal Kamishiba West Elementary School (市立上柴西小学校)
  • Municipal Sakuragaoka Elementary School (市立桜ヶ丘小学校)
  • Municipal Fujisawa Elementary School (市立藤沢小学校)
  • Municipal Hatara Elementary School (市立幡羅小学校)
  • Municipal Tokiwa Elementary School (市立常盤小学校)
  • Municipal Ōyori Elementary School (市立大寄小学校)
  • Municipal Aketo Elementary School (市立明戸小学校)
  • Municipal Toyosato Elementary School (市立豊里小学校)
  • Municipal Yatsumoto Elementary School (市立八基小学校)
  • Municipal Okabe Elementary School (市立岡部小学校)
  • Municipal Okabe West Elementary School (市立岡部西小学校)
  • Municipal Hanzawa Elementary School (市立榛沢小学校)
  • Municipal Hongō Elementary School (市立本郷小学校)
  • Municipal Hanazono Elementary School (市立花園小学校)
  • Municipal Kawamoto North Elementary School (市立川本北小学校)
  • Municipal Kawamoto South Elementary School (市立川本南小学校)

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Fukaya has three sister cities:

Local attractions[edit]

  • Site of Fukaya Castle
  • Birthplace of Shibusawa Eiichi
  • Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Museum
  • Takinomiya Jinja

Noted people from Fukaya[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Consolidation of Local Governments in Japan and Effects on Sister City Relationships," Consulate General of Japan, San Francisco

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