Hanyū City Hall
Location of Hanyū in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||58.64 km2 (22.64 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||936/km2 (2,420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Osmanthus fragrans|
|- Flower||Wisteria floribunda|
|Address||6-15 Azuma, Hanyu-shi, Saitama-ken 348-8601|
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[update], 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.
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.
Hanyū has 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools and one special education school.
- Tobu Railway - Tobu Isesaki Line
- Chichibu Railway - Chichibu Main Line
- Saitama Aquarium
Twin towns and sister cities
Yoshikawa is twinned with:
- Baguio, Philippines, since February 11, 1969
- Kaneyama, Fukushima, Japan (friendship city since 1982)
- Durbuy, Belgium, since November 4, 1994
- Millbrae, CA, USA (2014)
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