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Minuma Ward Office, Saitama City
Location of Minuma-ku in Saitama
|• Total||30.69 km2 (11.85 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||5,280/km2 (13,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
12-36 Horisaki-cho, Minuma-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken337-8586
Minuma-ku (見沼区 Minuma-ku) is one of ten wards of the city of Saitama, in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and is located in the northern part of the city. As of 1 February 2016[update], the ward had an estimated population of 87,513 and a population density of 3010 persons per km². Its total area was 29.14 square kilometres (11.25 sq mi).
Mimuna-ward is located in the northern side of the city of Saitama.
The villages of Katayanagi and Ōsato were created within Kitaadachi District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The village of Haruoka was created in 1892 and the village of Nanasato in 1912. On November 3, 1930 the village of Ōsato was merged with Ōmiya Town in 1940, becoming part of the city of Ōmiya. On January 1, 1955, Ōmiya annexed Katayanagi, Haruoka, and Nanasato. On May 1, 2001, Ōmiya merged with Urawa and Yono cities to form the new city of Saitama. When Saitama was proclaimed a designated city in 2003, this area of former Ōmiya city became Minuma Ward.
- Shibaura Institute of Technology
- Minuma-ku has eleven elementary schools, eight middle schools, and three high schools.
- Minumatanbo (見沼田んぼ), referring to a vast green area of nearly 1260 hectares left within 20 to 30 kilometers from central Tokyo.