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Kōnosu City Hall
Location of Kōnosu in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||67.44 km2 (26.04 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,750/km2 (4,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|– Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|Address||1-1-1 Chuo, Kōnosu-shi, Saitama-ken 365-8601|
Kōnosu (鴻巣市 Kōnosu-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 118,087, and a population density of 1750 persons per km². Its total area is 67.44 square kilometres (26.04 square miles).
Located in east-central Saitama Prefecture, Kōnosu is on the central reaches of the Arakawa River.
Kōnosu-shuku was a post station on the Nakasendō highway during the Edo period. The modern town of Kōnosu was created within Kitaadachi District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On July 1, 1954, Kōnosu annexed the neighboring villages of Mida, Tamamiya, Mamuro and Kasahara (from Kitasaitama District). On September 30, 1954 Kōnosu annexed the village of Jōkō, and was elevated to city status. On October 1, 2005 the villages of Kawasato and Fukiage were also annexed.
Plastics and electronic components manufacturing are the largest industries in Kōnosu.
Kōnosu earned the nickname "Doll Town" for its many "Hina Ningyō" (a type of Japanese doll) factories. Kōnosu is also called "Flower town". It has several flower markets, and many flowers purchased in Tokyo and throughout the Kantō region are grown in Kōnosu.
- Sakura Matsuri
- Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival)
- Ootori Matsuri (autumn)
- Ojuya (November 13 to November 15)
- Shishimai (August 18)
- Mato Matsuri (January 12)
Twin towns — sister cities
Noted people from Kōnosu
- Shōei, actor
- Kazuyuki Nakane, Politician
- Chō, voice actor
- Naomichi Marufuji, professional wrestler
- Susumu Takagi, Politician
- One (manga artist), Mangaká (brought up)
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- Official Website (in Japanese)