Shiki City Hall
Location of Shiki in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||9.05 km2 (3.49 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||8,060/km2 (20,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||1-1-1 Nakamuneoka, Shiki-shi, Saitama-ken 353-0002|
Shiki (志木市? Shiki-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 72,936 and a population density of 8060 persons per km². Its total area was 9.05 square kilometres (3.49 sq mi).
Located in southern Saitama Prefecture on the eastern bank of the Arakawa River, Shiki is within easy commuting distance from downtown Tokyo.
The area of Shiki developed from the Edo period as a river port connecting northern Kantō region with Edo. The modern town of Shiki was created within Niikura District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Niikura District was abolished in 1894, becoming part of Kitaadachi District, Saitama. Shiki merged with neighboring Muraoka Village on May 3, 1955, becoming the town of Adachi. Adachi was elevated to city status on October 26, 1970 and was renamed Shiki.
Shiki has eight elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools.
Sister city relations
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