Nishi-ku, Saitama

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Nishi-ku, Saitama

西区
Nishi Ward
NIshi Ward Office, Saitama City
NIshi Ward Office, Saitama City
Location of Nishi-ku in Saitama
Location of Nishi-ku in Saitama
Nishi-ku, Saitama is located in Japan
Nishi-ku, Saitama
Nishi-ku, Saitama
 
Coordinates: 35°55′30.7″N 139°34′46.7″E / 35.925194°N 139.579639°E / 35.925194; 139.579639Coordinates: 35°55′30.7″N 139°34′46.7″E / 35.925194°N 139.579639°E / 35.925194; 139.579639
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama
CitySaitama
Area
 • Total29.12 km2 (11.24 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total87,513
 • Density3,010/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
-FlowerHydrangea macrophylla
Phone number048-835-3156
Address3743 Sashiougi, Nishi-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken 331-8587
Websitewww.city.saitama.jp/index_nishiku.html

Nishi-ku (西区, Nishi-ku) is one of ten wards of the city of Saitama, in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and is located in the far western part of the city. As of 1 February 2016, 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).

Geography[edit]

Nishi-ward is located in the extreme western side of the city of Saitama.

Neighboring Municipalities[edit]

Saitama Prefecture

History[edit]

The villages of Sashiougi, Mamiya, Uemizu, Nisshin and Mihashi were created within Kitaadachi District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Nisshin and Mihashi were merged with Ōmiya Town in 1940, becoming part of the city of Ōmiya. In 1955, Ōmiya annexed Sashiougi, Mamiya, and Uemizu. 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, the far western portion of former Ōmiya city became Nishi Ward.

Education[edit]

Nishi-ku has eight elementary schools, seven middle schools, four high schools and one special education school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

External links[edit]

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