Koshigaya, Saitama

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Koshigaya
越谷市
Special city
Koshigaya City Hall
Koshigaya City Hall
Flag of Koshigaya
Flag
Official seal of Koshigaya
Seal
Location of Koshigaya in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Koshigaya in Saitama Prefecture
Koshigaya is located in Japan
Koshigaya
Koshigaya
Location of Koshigaya in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°53′28.1″N 139°47′27.3″E / 35.891139°N 139.790917°E / 35.891139; 139.790917Coordinates: 35°53′28.1″N 139°47′27.3″E / 35.891139°N 139.790917°E / 35.891139; 139.790917
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 60.24 km2 (23.26 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 337,971
 • Density 5,610/km2 (14,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Eurasian collared dove
Phone number 048-982-5111
Address 4-2-1 Koshigaya, Koshigaya-shi, Saitama-ken 343-8501
Website Official website
View of Aeon LakeTown shopping mall

Koshigaya (越谷市 Koshigaya-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 337,071 and a population density of 5,610 persons per km². Its total area was 60.24 square kilometres (23.26 sq mi). It is famous for producing daruma dolls.

Geography[edit]

Koshigaya is situated in eastern Saitama Prefecture, about 30 km from downtown Tokyo, along the banks of the Motoarakawa River.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Koshigaya-shuku prospered during the Edo period as a post station on the Nikkō Kaidō and the Ōshū Kaidō highways, and the town served as the temporary residence of the Tokugawa shogun after the 1657 Great Fire of Meireki which destroyed Edo Castle.

The modern town of Koshigaya (then spelled 越ヶ谷) was created within Minamisaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It annexed the neighboring villages of Ozawa, Niikata, Sakurai, Obukuro, Ogishima, Dewa, Gamo, Osagami, and Masubayashi on November 3, 1954 and changed the spelling if its name to its present form. Koshigaya annexed neighboring village of Soka on November 3, 1955. Koshigaya was elevated to city status on November 3, 1958. Koshigaya was elevated further to special city status on April 1, 2003.

Economy[edit]

Koshigaya is a major regional commercial center with a diversified industrial base.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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