Kuki City Hall
Location of Kuki in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||82.41 km2 (31.82 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||1,840/km2 (4,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Ginkgo biloba|
|- Flower||Pyrus pyrifolia|
|Address||85-3 Shimohayami, Kuki-shi, Saitama-ken 346-8501|
Kuki (久喜市 Kuki-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 151,896 and a population density of 1840 persons per km². Its total area was 82.41 square kilometres (31.82 sq mi).
- Saitama Prefecture
- Ibaraki Prefecture
The modern town of Kuki was created within Minamisaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On July 1, 1954, Kuki annexed the neighboring villages of Ota, Ezura and Kiyoku. Kuki was elevated to city status on October 1, 1971. On March 23, 2010, Kuki absorbed the town of Shōbu (Minamisaitama District), and the towns of Kurihashi and Washimiya (both from Kitakatsushika District).
Kuki remains primarily an agricultural area, with rice as the predominant crop. The city has three industrial parks.
Kuki has 23 elementary schools, 11 middle schools and five high schools. Tokyo University of Science has a campus at Kuki.
- JR East - Utsunomiya Line (Tōhoku Main Line),
- Tobu Railway - Tobu Isesaki Line
- Tobu Railway - Tōbu Nikkō Line
- Tōhoku Expressway – Kuki IC
- Ken-Ō Expressway
- Japan National Route 4
- Japan National Route 122
- Japan National Route 125
Sister city relations
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In the early 90's, three Irish guys lived there, collectively known as the "Kuki monsters". Their claim to fame was causing a car crash within a few weeks of arrival, as the car driver had not expected to see three foreigners walking home in his town and his surprise at their apparition meant that he stopped watching the road, and crashed.
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