Matsubushi, Saitama

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Matsubushi
松伏町
Town
Matsubushi town hall
Matsubushi town hall
Flag of Matsubushi
Flag
Official seal of Matsubushi
Seal
Location of Matsubushi in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Matsubushi in Saitama Prefecture
Matsubushi is located in Japan
Matsubushi
Matsubushi
 
Coordinates: 35°55′32.8″N 139°48′54.6″E / 35.925778°N 139.815167°E / 35.925778; 139.815167Coordinates: 35°55′32.8″N 139°48′54.6″E / 35.925778°N 139.815167°E / 35.925778; 139.815167
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Kitakatsushika
Area
 • Total 16.20 km2 (6.25 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 299,346
 • Density 1,850/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pine
- Flower Chrysanthemum
Phone number 048-991-2711
Address 2424 Matsuboshi, Matsubushi-machi, Kitakatsushika-gun, Saitama Prefecture, Japan 343-0192
Website Official website

Matsubushi (松伏町 Matsubushi-machi?) is a town located in Kitakatsushika District Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 29,946 and a population density of 1850 persons per km². Its total area was 16.20 square kilometres (6.25 sq mi).[1]

Geography[edit]

Located in the Shimōsa Plateau of far eastern Saitama Prefecture, Matsubushi is on the central reaches of the Edogawa River and borders upon Chiba Prefecture to the east.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of Matsubushi was part of Shimōsa Province prior to the Meiji period. The village of Matsubushiryo was created within Kitakatsushika District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was renamed Matsubushi on April 1, 1956 and elevated to town status on April 1, 1969.

Economy[edit]

Matsubushi was formerly a center of rice production, but farmland is giving way to urbanization. The town now produces eggs, hakusai Chinese cabbage and negi, the Japanese welsh onion. The town is home to the Matsubushi Campus of Taisho University.[2]

Education[edit]

Matsubushi has three elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Matsubushi is not served by any passenger rail service.

Highway[edit]

Noted people from matsubushi[edit]

  • Ryo Ishikawa, professional golfer
  • Hiroko Hatano, model and actress

References[edit]

  1. ^ 松伏町の人口 [Population of Matsubushi] (in Japanese). Matsubushi, Saitama Prefecture: Town of Matsubushi. 2015. 
  2. ^ "松伏町" [Matsubushi]. Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 173191044. dlc 2009238904. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Matsubushi, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons