Washimiya, Saitama

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Location of Washimiya in Saitama Prefecture

Washimiya (鷲宮町, Washimiya-machi) was a town located in Kitakatsushika District, Saitama, Japan.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 33,739 and a density of 2,427.27 persons per km². The total area is 13.90 km².

On March 23, 2010, the town of Washimiya, along with the town of Kurihashi (also from Kitakatsushika District), and the town of Shōbu (from Minamisaitama District), was merged into the expanded city of Kuki.[1]

Washimiya was famous for Washinomiya Shrine, one of the oldest shrines in the Kanto Region.


Coordinates: 36°6′N 139°40′E / 36.100°N 139.667°E / 36.100; 139.667