Yoshikawa, Saitama

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Yoshikawa
吉川市
City
Flag of Yoshikawa
Flag
Location of Yoshikawa in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Yoshikawa in Saitama Prefecture
Yoshikawa is located in Japan
Yoshikawa
Yoshikawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°53′16″N 139°50′40″E / 35.88778°N 139.84444°E / 35.88778; 139.84444Coordinates: 35°53′16″N 139°50′40″E / 35.88778°N 139.84444°E / 35.88778; 139.84444
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Taneshige Tobari (since February 1999)
Area
 • Total 31.62 km2 (12.21 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2011)
 • Total 66,773
 • Density 2,111.73/km2 (5,469.4/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Osmanthus
 • Flower Azalea, Rhododendron
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address 2-1-1 Yoshikawa, Yoshikawa-shi, Saitama-ken
342-8501
Website www.city.yoshikawa.saitama.jp

Yoshikawa (吉川市 Yoshikawa-shi?) is a city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

As of 1 May 2011, the city had an estimated population of 66,773, with 25,194 households and a population density of 2,111.73 persons per km². The total area is 31.62 km2 (12.21 sq mi).[citation needed]

The modern city of Yoshikawa was established on April 1, 1996. The area was previously Yoshikawa-machi, but population increase necessitated the change to 'shi' (city)

It is approximately 20 km (12 mi) north-west of Tokyo and bordered on both sides by two small rivers; Edogawa to the west and Nakagawa to the east. Due to this location, Yoshikawa is known for its high-quality river eel production.[citation needed] Its main industries are farming and retail.

Transportation[edit]

Yoshikawa is serviced by the JR East Musashino line, and the nearby Misato Junction provides access to the nation's expressways.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Yoshikawa is twinned with:[citation needed]

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