Sakura-ku, Saitama

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Sakura-ku, Saitama
桜区
Ward
Sakura Ward
Sakura Ward Office, Saitama City
Sakura Ward Office, Saitama City
Location of Sakura-ku in Saitama
Location of Sakura-ku in Saitama
Sakura-ku, Saitama is located in Japan
Sakura-ku, Saitama
Sakura-ku, Saitama
 
Coordinates: 35°51′20.8″N 139°36′35.6″E / 35.855778°N 139.609889°E / 35.855778; 139.609889Coordinates: 35°51′20.8″N 139°36′35.6″E / 35.855778°N 139.609889°E / 35.855778; 139.609889
Country Japan
Region Kanto
Prefecture Saitama
City Saitama
Area
 • Total 18.64 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 98,029
 • Density 5,260/km2 (13,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
-Flower Primula sieboldii
Phone number 048-835-3156
Address

4-3-1 Dōjō, Sakura-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken

338-8586
Website www.city.saitama.jp/sakura/index.html

Sakura-ku (桜区 Sakura-ku?) is one of ten wards of the city of Saitama, in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and is located in the southwestern part of the city. As of 1 February 2016, the ward had an estimated population of 98,029 and a population density of 5,260 persons per km². Its total area was 18.64 square kilometres (7.20 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Sakura Ward is located in the far southwestern corner of Saitama City on the floodplain of the Arakawa River and the Kamo River.

Neighboring Municipalities[edit]

Saitama Prefecture

History[edit]

The area of modern Sakura Ward has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and there are many kofun burial mounds in the area. The villages of Okubo and Tsuchiai and Miyamoto were created within Kitaadachi District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On January 1, 1955 these villages were annexed by Urawa City. On May 1, 2001 the cities of Urawa, Yono and Ōmiya merged to form the new city of Saitama. When Saitama was proclaimed a designated city in 2003, the area corresponding to former Okubo and most of former became Sakura Ward. The name of Sakura-ku means "Cherry-ward" literally, though it refers to Sakura-sō (Japanese primrose), as this area has been well known for wild primrose flowers.

Education[edit]

  • Saitama University
  • Sakura-ku has eight elementary schools, four middle schools, and three high schools and one special education school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Official website (Japanese)