Hatoyama, Saitama

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Hatoyama
鳩山町
Town
Hatoyama town office
Hatoyama town office
Flag of Hatoyama
Flag
Official seal of Hatoyama
Seal
Location of Hatoyama in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Hatoyama in Saitama Prefecture
Hatoyama is located in Japan
Hatoyama
Hatoyama
 
Coordinates: 35°58′53.2″N 139°20′2.8″E / 35.981444°N 139.334111°E / 35.981444; 139.334111Coordinates: 35°58′53.2″N 139°20′2.8″E / 35.981444°N 139.334111°E / 35.981444; 139.334111
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Hiki
Area
 • Total 25.73 km2 (9.93 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 14,336
 • Density 557/km2 (1,440/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese red pine
- Flower Azalea
- Bird Pigeon
Phone number 049-296-1211
Address 184-16 Mamedo, Hatoyama-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0324
Website Official website

Hatoyama (鳩山町 Hatoyama-machi?) is a town located in Hiki District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 14,336 and a population density of 557 persons per km². Its total area was 25.73 square kilometres (9.93 sq mi). The JAXA Earth Observation Center is located in Hatoyama.

Geography[edit]

Ranzan is located at the geographic center of central Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The village of Hatoyama was created on April 15, 1955 by the merger of the villages of Kamei and Imajuku. It was raised to town status on April 1, 1982.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Hatoyama is primarily agricultural, with rice predominating. Hitachi has a research facility located in Hatoyama.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Hatoyama is not on any passenger train network or national highway. The nearest train station is Takasaka in neighboring Higashimatsuyama. The nearest highway access point is the Tsurugashima Interchange on the Kan-Etsu Expressway in neighboring Tsurugashima.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hatoyama, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons