Namegawa, Saitama

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Namegawa
滑川町
Town
Namegawa town office
Namegawa town office
Flag of Namegawa
Flag
Official seal of Namegawa
Seal
Location of Namegawa in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Namegawa in Saitama Prefecture
Namegawa is located in Japan
Namegawa
Namegawa
 
Coordinates: 36°3′57.6″N 139°21′39.5″E / 36.066000°N 139.360972°E / 36.066000; 139.360972Coordinates: 36°3′57.6″N 139°21′39.5″E / 36.066000°N 139.360972°E / 36.066000; 139.360972
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Hiki
Area
 • Total 29.68 km2 (11.46 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 18,295
 • Density 616/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pine
- Flower Azalea
- Bird Green pheasant
Phone number 0493-56-2211
Address 750-1 Fukuda, Namekawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 355-8585
Website Official website
Musashi Kyūryō National Government Park

Namegawa (滑川町?, Namegawa-machi) is a town located in Hiki District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 18,294 and a population density of 616 persons per km². Its total area was 29.68 square kilometres (11.46 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Namekawa is located in a hilly region of central Saitama Prefecture, approximately 60 kilometers from central Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The village of Namegawa was created on November 3, 1954 by the merger of the villages of Fukuda and Miyamae in Hiki District, Saitama. It was elevated to town status on November 3, 1984. Proposals to merge Namegawa with one or more of its neighbors have been made in 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008 without success.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Namegawa is largely agricultural, although it is also a bedroom community to a significant percentage of the working population, who commute to nearby Saitama City or Tokyo.

Education[edit]

Namegawa has three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Namegawa, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons