Hannō, Saitama

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Hannō
飯能市
City
View of Hannnō from Mount Tenran
View of Hannnō from Mount Tenran
Flag of Hannō
Flag
Official seal of Hannō
Seal
Location of Hannō in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Hannō in Saitama Prefecture
Hannō is located in Japan
Hannō
Hannō
 
Coordinates: 35°51′20.4″N 139°19′39.8″E / 35.855667°N 139.327722°E / 35.855667; 139.327722Coordinates: 35°51′20.4″N 139°19′39.8″E / 35.855667°N 139.327722°E / 35.855667; 139.327722
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Government
 • -Mayor Masaru Okubo (since August 2013)
Area
 • Total 193.05 km2 (74.54 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 80,658
 • Density 418/km2 (1,080/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cryptomeria japonica
- Flower Rhododendron
- Bird Cettia diphone
Phone number 042-973-2111
Address 1-1 Namiyanagi, Hannō-shi, Saitama-ken 357-8501
Website Official website
Hannō City Hall

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, 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).

Geography[edit]

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.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Hannō was traditionally noted for its lumber industry, which developed during the Edo period to supply Edo with timber needed for rebuilding after its frequent fires.

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.

Economy[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

  • Surugadai University – Hannō campus
  • Hannō has 14 elementary schools, eight public and two private middle schools and five high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Hannō Festival, first weekend of November

In popular culture[edit]

The anime series Encouragement of Climb is set in Hannō.

Noted people from Hannō[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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