Yokoze, Saitama

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Location of Yokoze in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Yokoze in Saitama Prefecture
Yokoze is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°59′N 139°6′E / 35.983°N 139.100°E / 35.983; 139.100Coordinates: 35°59′N 139°6′E / 35.983°N 139.100°E / 35.983; 139.100
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Chichibu
 • Total 49.35 km2 (19.05 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 9,739
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.yokoze.saitama.jp

Yokoze (横瀬町 Yokoze-machi?) is a town located in Chichibu District, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2013, the town has an estimated population of 8,716 and a density of 197.35 persons per km². The total area is 49.35 km². The town has three public schools; Yokoze Junior High School, Yokoze Elementary School and Ashigakubo Elementary School (the latter is slated to close at the end of March, 2009 - student numbers in the past several years have been hovering at, or just below, 30 for all students, grades one to six.

The largest single employer is Mitsubishi Materials.

Served by the Seibu Railway with direct service to Ikebukuro, in central Tokyo.

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