Kazo, Saitama

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Kazo
加須市
City
Kazo City Hall
Kazo City Hall
Flag of Kazo
Flag
Official seal of Kazo
Seal
Location of Kazo in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Kazo in Saitama Prefecture
Kazo is located in Japan
Kazo
Kazo
Location of Kazo in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 36°7′53.2″N 139°36′6.4″E / 36.131444°N 139.601778°E / 36.131444; 139.601778Coordinates: 36°7′53.2″N 139°36′6.4″E / 36.131444°N 139.601778°E / 36.131444; 139.601778
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 133.30 km2 (51.47 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 112,158
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Cosmos
Phone number 0480-62-1111
Address 2-1-1 Mitsumata, Kazo-shi, Saitama-ken 347-8501
Website Official website

Kazo (加須市 Kazo-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 112,158 and a population density of 841 persons per km². Its total area was 133.30 square kilometres (51.47 sq mi). The city is noted for is known throughout Japan for the creation of koinobori (carp kites), baseballs, kendo equipment, and Kazo-udon noodles.

Geography[edit]

Kazo is located in far northeastern Saitama Prefecture, bordered by Gunma Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture and Ibaraki Prefectures along the alluvial plain of the Watarase River and Tone River.

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History[edit]

The area of modern Kazo has been settled since prehistoric times and many burial mounds from the Kofun period dot the landscape. The name "Kazo" appears in Nara period documents describing within Musashi Province. During the Edo period, the Buddhist temple of Sogan-ji was a popular pilgrimage destination from Edo.

The town of Kazo was created within Kitasaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On May 3, 1954, Kazo annexed the neighboring town of Fudooka, and the villages of Mitsumata, Raiha, Ōkuwa, Mizufuka, Hirakikawa and Shidai and was elevated to city status.

On March 23, 2010, Kazo absorbed the towns of Kisai, Kitakawabe and Ōtone (all from Kitasaitama District) which was dissolved as a result of this merger.

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Noted people from Kazo[edit]

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