Hidaka, Saitama

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Hidaka
日高市
City
Hidaka city hall
Hidaka city hall
Flag of Hidaka
Flag
Official seal of Hidaka
Seal
Location of Hidaka in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Hidaka in Saitama Prefecture
Hidaka is located in Japan
Hidaka
Hidaka
 
Coordinates: 35°54′28.1″N 139°20′20.7″E / 35.907806°N 139.339083°E / 35.907806; 139.339083Coordinates: 35°54′28.1″N 139°20′20.7″E / 35.907806°N 139.339083°E / 35.907806; 139.339083
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Government
 • -Mayor Teruo Yagasaki (since April 2012)
Area
 • Total 47.48 km2 (18.33 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 56,454
 • Density 1,190/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus
- Bird Common kingfisher
Phone number 042-989-2111
Website Official website
Kinchakuda Spider Lily

Hidaka (日高市 Hidaka-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 56,454 and a population density of 1190 persons per km². Its total area was 47.48 square kilometres (18.33 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Hidaka is located in south-central Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of modern-day Hidaka was part of ancient Koma District, mentioned in records dating from 716 AD as a place of resettlement for refugees from the Tang invasion of the Kingdom of Goguryeo on the Korean peninsula in 668 AD.

During the Edo period, the area developed as Takahagi-shuku, a post station on the Nikkō Wakiōkan highway linking Edo with Nikkō. The three villages of Komagawa, Koma and Takahagi were established within Koma District with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. In 1896 Koma District was abolished, becoming part of Iruma District. On February 11, 1955 Komagawa and Koma merged to create the town of Hidaka. Takahagi joined Hidaka on September 20, 1956. Hidaka was elevated to city status on October 1, 1991.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Hidaka remains primarily agricultural, with some light manufacturing. A number of housing districts have been built near the train stations, as the city is increasing a bedroom community for Tokyo metropolis to the south.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Kinchakuda Plateau
  • Koma Jinja

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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