Sugito, Saitama

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Sugito
杉戸町
Town
Sugito town office
Sugito town office
Flag of Sugito
Flag
Official seal of Sugito
Seal
Location of Sugito in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Sugito in Saitama Prefecture
Sugito is located in Japan
Sugito
Sugito
 
Coordinates: 36°1′32.8″N 139°44′12.2″E / 36.025778°N 139.736722°E / 36.025778; 139.736722Coordinates: 36°1′32.8″N 139°44′12.2″E / 36.025778°N 139.736722°E / 36.025778; 139.736722
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Kitakatsushika
Area
 • Total 30.03 km2 (11.59 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 45,459
 • Density 1,510/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cryptomeria
- Flower Chrysanthemum
Phone number 0480-33-1111
Address 2-9-29 Seiji, Sugito-machi, Kitakatsushika-gun, Saitama-ken 345-0025
Website Official website

Sugito (杉戸町?, Sugito-machi) is a town located in Kitakatsushika District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 45,459 and a population density of 1510 persons per km². Its total area was 30.03 square kilometres (11.59 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Sugito is located in far eastern Saitama Prefecture, in the middle of the Kanto plain, with an average altitude of 15 meters above sea level. The Edo River flows through the town.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Sugito-shuku developed as a post station on the Ōshū Kaidō and the Nikkō Kaidō from the Kamakura period through the Edo period.

The town of Sugito was created within Kitakatsushika District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. In February 1955, the town expanded by annexing the neighboring villages of Tamiya, Takano, and Teigo.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Sugito is mostly agricultural, with rice, cucumbers, eggplant, onion, Chinese cabbage and wheat among the major crops.

Education[edit]

Sugito has six elementary schools, four middle schools and four high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Sugito[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Sugito, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons