Hidaka city hall
Location of Hidaka in Saitama Prefecture
|• -Mayor||Teruo Yagasaki (since April 2012)|
|• Total||47.48 km2 (18.33 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||1,190/km2 (3,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Common kingfisher|
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[update], 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).
Hidaka is located in south-central Saitama Prefecture.
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.
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.
- Saitama Women's Junior College
- Hidaka has six elementary schools, six middle schools and one high school, as well as one special education school.
- JR East - Hidaka Line
- JR East - Kawagoe Line
- Seibu Railway - Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Sister city relations
- Kinchakuda Plateau
- Koma Jinja
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
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- Official website (Japanese)