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Yokoze town office
Location of Yokoze in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||49.36 km2 (19.06 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||172/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Common kingfisher|
|Address||Yokoze 4545, Yokoze-cho, Chichibu-gun, Saitama-ken 368-0072|
Yokoze (横瀬町? Yokoze-machi) is a town located in Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 8,470 and a population density of 172 persons per km². Its total area was 49.26 square kilometres (19.02 sq mi).
Located in western Saitama Prefecture to the north of Mount Bukō, Yokoze is in the southeast portion of the Chichibu Plains. It is only 1.5 kilometers from the center of the city of Chichibu.
The village of Yokoze was created within Chichibu District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889, and was elevated to town status on October 1, 1984.
Yokoze is largely a bedroom community due to its proximity to the city of Chichibu.
Yokoze has one elementary schools and one middle school.
Media related to Yokoze, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)