Higashimatsuyama, Saitama

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Higashimatsuyama
東松山市
City
Higashimatsuyama City Hall
Higashimatsuyama City Hall
Flag of Higashimatsuyama
Flag
Official seal of Higashimatsuyama
Seal
Location of Higashimatsuyama in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Higashimatsuyama in Saitama Prefecture
Higashimatsuyama is located in Japan
Higashimatsuyama
Higashimatsuyama
 
Coordinates: 36°2′31.8″N 139°23′59.7″E / 36.042167°N 139.399917°E / 36.042167; 139.399917Coordinates: 36°2′31.8″N 139°23′59.7″E / 36.042167°N 139.399917°E / 36.042167; 139.399917
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 65.35 km2 (25.23 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 91,520
 • Density 1,400/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pinus
- Flower Paeonia suffruticosa
Phone number 0493-23-2221
Address 1-1-58 Matsuba-cho, Higashimatsuyama-shi, Saitama-ken 355-8601
Website Official website
Higashimatsyma Botan-dori

Higashimatsuyama (東松山市 Higashimatsuyama-shi?) is a city located in northern Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 91,520, with a population density of 1,400 persons per km². The total area was 65.33 km2 (25.22 sq mi)[1]

Geography[edit]

Higashimatsuyama is located in the geographic center of Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Higashimatsuyama developed as a castle town from the Kamakura period, and was ruled as an outlier of Kawagoe Domain (later Maebashi Domain) during the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. The modern town of Matsuyama was established within Hiki District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Matsuyama merged with the villages of Ooka, Karako, Takasaka and Nomoto on July1, 1954, and was elevated to city status as Higashimatsuyama. [2]

Economy[edit]

Traditionally the economy of Higashimatsuyama was dominated by sericulture and silk weaving. Modern Higashimatsuyama has several industrial parks with a wide variety of light and medium manufacturing. Due to its geographic location, the city also serves as a bedroom community.

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

  • Higashimatsuyama has 11 elementary schools, six middle schools and three high schools, as well as one special education school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels
  • Peony Walk Higashimatsuyama
  • Shobo-ji temple

Noted people from Higshimatsuyama[edit]

  • Takaaki Kajita (born 1959), Physicist and Nobel Laureate[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Higashimatsuyama city official home page statistical data
  2. ^ [2] Higashimatsuyama city official home page: Outline of the city
  3. ^ Information of Higashimatsuyama City Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Takaaki Kajita - Facts". Nobel Foundation. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Higashimatsuyama, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons