Shiki, Saitama

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Shiki
志木市
City
Shiki City Hall
Shiki City Hall
Flag of Shiki
Flag
Official seal of Shiki
Seal
Location of Shiki in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Shiki in Saitama Prefecture
Shiki is located in Japan
Shiki
Shiki
Location of Shiki in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°50′12″N 139°34′49.1″E / 35.83667°N 139.580306°E / 35.83667; 139.580306Coordinates: 35°50′12″N 139°34′49.1″E / 35.83667°N 139.580306°E / 35.83667; 139.580306
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 9.05 km2 (3.49 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 72,936
 • Density 8,060/km2 (20,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 048-464-1111
Address 1-1-1 Nakamuneoka, Shiki-shi, Saitama-ken 353-0002
Website Official website
Yanase River in Shiki

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, 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).

Geography[edit]

Located in southern Saitama Prefecture on the eastern bank of the Arakawa River, Shiki is within easy commuting distance from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

Shiki has some light manufacturing, but is primarily a bedroom community for the Tokyo Metropolis, with over 35 percent of its workforce commuting to Tokyo daily.

Education[edit]

Shiki has eight elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shiki Station on the Tōbu Tōjō Line is actually located in neighbouring Niiza [1] Tobu Railway Shiki Station information]. Retrieved on September 28, 2009. (Japanese)
  2. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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