Yokoze, Saitama

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Yokoze
横瀬町
Town
Yokoze town office
Yokoze town office
Flag of Yokoze
Flag
Official seal of Yokoze
Seal
Location of Yokoze in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Yokoze in Saitama Prefecture
Yokoze is located in Japan
Yokoze
Yokoze
 
Coordinates: 35°59′14.3″N 139°6′0.3″E / 35.987306°N 139.100083°E / 35.987306; 139.100083Coordinates: 35°59′14.3″N 139°6′0.3″E / 35.987306°N 139.100083°E / 35.987306; 139.100083
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Chichibu
Area
 • Total 49.36 km2 (19.06 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 8,470
 • Density 172/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Acer
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Common kingfisher
Phone number 0494-25-0111
Address Yokoze 4545, Yokoze-cho, Chichibu-gun, Saitama-ken 368-0072
Website Official website

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, 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).

Geography[edit]

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.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

Yokoze is largely a bedroom community due to its proximity to the city of Chichibu.

Education[edit]

Yokoze has one elementary schools and one middle school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Yokoze, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons