Okegawa, Saitama

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Okegawa
桶川市
City
Okegawa city hall
Okegawa city hall
Flag of Okegawa
Flag
Official seal of Okegawa
Seal
Location of Okegawa in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Okegawa in Saitama Prefecture
Okegawa is located in Japan
Okegawa
Okegawa
Location of Okegawa in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 36°0′20.6″N 139°32′33.7″E / 36.005722°N 139.542694°E / 36.005722; 139.542694Coordinates: 36°0′20.6″N 139°32′33.7″E / 36.005722°N 139.542694°E / 36.005722; 139.542694
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 25.35 km2 (9.79 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 74,000
 • Density 2,920/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Azalea
Website Official website

Okegawa (桶川市 Okegawa-shi?) is a city located in southern Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 74,000 and a population density of 2920 persons per km². Its total area was 25.35 km².

Geography[edit]

Okegawa is located in east-central Saitama Prefecture. The Arakawa River flows through the city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Edo period, Okegawa-shuku was the sixth of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō.

The modern town of Okegawa was established within Iruma District with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On January 1, 1955, Okegawa annexed the neighboring village of Kano, followed by the village of Kawataya on March 10, 1955. Okegawa was elevated to city status on November 3, 1970.

Economy[edit]

Okegawa was traditionally known as a center for safflower production. The city now has a mixed economy, with a signification portion of its population commuting to Tokyo or Saitama city for work.

Education[edit]

  • Okegawa has seven elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools and three special education schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Okegawa[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Okegawa, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons