Moroyama, Saitama

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Moroyama
毛呂山町
Town
Moroyama town office
Moroyama town office
Flag of Moroyama
Flag
Official seal of Moroyama
Seal
Location of Moroyama in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Moroyama in Saitama Prefecture
Moroyama is located in Japan
Moroyama
Moroyama
 
Coordinates: 35°56′29.5″N 139°18′57.6″E / 35.941528°N 139.316000°E / 35.941528; 139.316000Coordinates: 35°56′29.5″N 139°18′57.6″E / 35.941528°N 139.316000°E / 35.941528; 139.316000
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Iruma
Area
 • Total 34.07 km2 (13.15 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 37,171
 • Density 1,090/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Yuzu
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Japanese white-eye
Phone number 049-295-2112
Address 1291 Iwai, Moroyama-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0441
Website Official website

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, 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).

Geography[edit]

Located in central Saitama Prefecture, Moroyama is approximately 50 kilometers from downtown Tokyo. Approximately 40 percent of the town area is forest and mountains.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

Moroyama remains largely an agricultural town, although it has increasing become a bedroom community.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Moroyama is not served by any expressways or national highways

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Moroyama[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Moroyama, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons