Moroyama town office
Location of Moroyama in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||34.07 km2 (13.15 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||1,090/km2 (2,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Japanese white-eye|
|Address||1291 Iwai, Moroyama-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0441|
Moroyama (毛呂山町 Moroyama-machi?) is a town located in Iruma District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 37,171 and a population density of 1090 persons per km². Its total area was 34.07 square kilometres (13.15 sq mi).
Located in central Saitama Prefecture, Moroyama is approximately 50 kilometers from downtown Tokyo. Approximately 40 percent of the town area is forest and mountains.
The area around Moroyama has been inhabited since at least the Jomon period, and numerous archaeological sites are within the town limits.
Moro village was created within Iruma District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Moro merged with neighboring Yamane village to form the town of Moroyama on April 1, 1939. Moroyama annexed neighboring Kawakado village on April 1, 1955. Road paving and housing developments in the early 1960s brought urbanization, population growth and change to areas previously devoted to mulberry fields. This new urban environment led to changes in the industrial structure including decreases in the agricultural population and an increase in the manufacturing and service industries.
Moroyama remains largely an agricultural town, although it has increasing become a bedroom community.
- Saitama Medical University
- Nihon Institute of Medical Science
- Moroyama has four elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.
- JR East - Hachikō Line
- Tobu Railway - Tōbu Ogose Line
Moroyama is not served by any expressways or national highways
- Kamakita Lake
- Izumoiwai Jinja
Noted people from Moroyama
Media related to Moroyama, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)