Kōnosu

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Kōnosu
鴻巣市
City
Kōnosu City Hall
Kōnosu City Hall
Flag of Kōnosu
Flag
Location of Kōnosu in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Kōnosu in Saitama Prefecture
Kōnosu is located in Japan
Kōnosu
Kōnosu
Location of Kōnosu in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 36°03′57.2″N 139°31′19.9″E / 36.065889°N 139.522194°E / 36.065889; 139.522194Coordinates: 36°03′57.2″N 139°31′19.9″E / 36.065889°N 139.522194°E / 36.065889; 139.522194
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 67.44 km2 (26.04 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 118,087
 • Density 1,750/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
– Tree Zelkova serrata
– Flower Pansy
Phone number 048-541-1321
Address 1-1-1 Chuo, Kōnosu-shi, Saitama-ken 365-8601
Website Official website

Kōnosu (鴻巣市 Kōnosu-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 118,087 and a population density of 1750 persons per km². Its total area was 67.44 square kilometres (26.04 square miles).

Geography[edit]

Located in east-central Saitama Prefecture, Kōnosu is on the central reaches of the Arakawa River.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Saitama Prefecture

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

Plastics and electronic components manufacturing are the largest industries in Kōnosu.

Education[edit]

Kōnosu has 19 elementary schools, eight middle schools and three high schools, as well as one special education school. Previously the city housed a Brazilian school, Centro Educacional Canarinho.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Kōnosu Dolll Festival

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.

Festivals[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Noted people from Kōnosu[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. February 7, 2008. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.

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