View of Hannnō from Mount Tenran
Location of Hannō in Saitama Prefecture
|• -Mayor||Masaru Okubo (since August 2013)|
|• Total||193.05 km2 (74.54 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||418/km2 (1,080/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Cryptomeria japonica|
|- Bird||Cettia diphone|
|Address||1-1 Namiyanagi, Hannō-shi, Saitama-ken 357-8501|
Hannō (飯能市 Hannō-shi?) is a city located in southern Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 80,658 and a population density of 418 persons per km². Its total area was 193.05 square kilometres (74.54 sq mi).
Hannō is located on the southern border of Saitama Prefecture, bordered by the Tokyo metropolis to the south and the Chichibu region to the west. Both the Iruma River and the Koma River flow through the city. Hannō is mainly made up of urban and suburban areas, surrounded by mountains and rivers.
- Saitama Prefecture
- Tokyo Metropolis
The modern town of Hannō was established within Koma District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Koma District was abolished in 1896, becoming part of Iruma District.
Hannō annexed the neighboring villages of Seimei, Minami-Koma, Kaji and Moto-Kaji on April 1, 1943. It was elevated to city status on January 1, 1954. Hannō annexed the neighboring villages of Agano, Gigshi-Agano, Haraichiba on September 30, 1956 On January 1, 2005, the village of Naguri was merged into Hannō.
The economy of Hannō is mixed, with a number of pharmaceutical firms and electronics firms maintaining factories in the area. A substantial fraction of the population commutes to Tokyo every day.
- Surugadai University – Hannō campus
- Hannō has 14 elementary schools, eight public and two private middle schools and five high schools.
- JR East - Hidaka Line
- Seibu Railway - Seibu Ikebukuro Line/Seibu Chichibu Line
- Hannō Festival, first weekend of November
In popular culture
Noted people from Hannō
- "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
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- Official website (Japanese)