Okegawa city hall
Location of Okegawa in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||25.35 km2 (9.79 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||2,920/km2 (7,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Zelkova serrata|
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[update], 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.
Okegawa is located in east-central Saitama Prefecture. The Arakawa River flows through the city.
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.
- Okegawa has seven elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools and three special education schools.
Noted people from Okegawa
Media related to Okegawa, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)