Hanyū, Saitama

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Hanyū City Hall
Hanyū City Hall
Flag of Hanyū
Official seal of Hanyū
Location of Hanyū in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Hanyū in Saitama Prefecture
Hanyū is located in Japan
Location of Hanyū in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 36°10′21.5″N 139°32′54.5″E / 36.172639°N 139.548472°E / 36.172639; 139.548472Coordinates: 36°10′21.5″N 139°32′54.5″E / 36.172639°N 139.548472°E / 36.172639; 139.548472
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
 • Total 58.64 km2 (22.64 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 54,916
 • Density 936/km2 (2,420/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus fragrans
- Flower Wisteria floribunda
Phone number 048-561-1121
Address 6-15 Azuma, Hanyu-shi, Saitama-ken 348-8601
Website Official website

Hanyū (羽生市?, Hanyū-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 54,916 and a population density of 936 persons per km². Its total area was 58.64 square kilometres (22.64 sq mi).


Hanyū is located in the most northern part of Saitama Prefecture. Hanyū's northern border is the Tone River. Before the river was redirected to its current course to control flooding, it used to flow though the city. This river was used as a major shipping route for locally produced textiles and goods from further up river. Hanyū flourished as a stopping point on the long ride toward Tokyo. Today only an irrigation channel remains in the approximate location of the original river path.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


The village of Hanyū was created within Kitasaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On September 1, 1954 Hanyū merged with the neighboring villages of Shingō, Sukage, Iwase, Kawamata, Iizumi, and Tegobayashi and was elevated to city status. The village of Chiyoda was annexed on April 1, 1959.


Traditional industries of Hanyū included textile dying and clothing production. The area was famous of its indigo production in the Edo period. Akebono Brake Industry is headquartered in Hanyū.


Hanyū has 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools and one special education school.




Local attractions[edit]

  • Saitama Aquarium

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Yoshikawa is twinned with:


  1. ^ a b "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.sf.us.emb-japan.go.jp/e_top.htm

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