|Area 70.67 km²|
Population 484,845 (2000)
|Local time Monday 6:31 AM|
|Weather 5°C, Wind NW at 6 km/h, 78% Humidity|
Urawa (浦和市, Urawa-shi) was a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
On May 1, 2001, Urawa was merged with the cities of Ōmiya and Yono to create the city of Saitama.
Since April 1, 2003, the area of former Urawa City has been divided into 4 wards: Urawa-ku, Midori-ku, Minami-ku and Sakura-ku of Saitama City. The city hall and the prefectural government building are located in Urawa-ku.
Origin and pre-modern history
In the Edo period, the area that became Urawa flourished as a posting station of the Nakasendō, a highway connecting Edo (modern-day Tokyo) and Kyoto. But it was not as big a town as Iwatsuki, which was the only castle town in the area of the modern-day city of Saitama.
Saitama City era
ReferencesUrawa, Saitama Wikipedia
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