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Yoshikawa, Saitama

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Country  Japan
Prefecture  Saitama Prefecture
Phone number  048-982-5111
Population  69,970 (Feb 2016)
Region  Kantō
- Tree  Osmanthus
Area  31.66 km²
Local time  Sunday 7:26 PM
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Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Weather  11°C, Wind NW at 26 km/h, 60% Humidity

Yoshikawa (吉川市, Yoshikawa-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 69,970 and a population density of 2210 persons per km². Its total area was 31.66 square kilometres (12.22 sq mi).

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Map of Yoshikawa, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Geography

Located in far eastern Saitama Prefecture, Yoshikawa is on the central reaches of the Edo River and the Naka River, and is approximately 20 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities

  • Saitama Prefecture
  • Koshigaya
  • Sōka
  • Misato
  • Matsubushi
  • Chiba Prefecture
  • Nagareyama
  • Noda
  • History

    The area of modern Yoshikawa was tenryō territory within Shimōsa Province during the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. The village of Yoshikawa was created within Kitakatsushika District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was raised to town status on November 1, 1915. On March 1, 1955, Yoshikawa annexed the neighboring villages of Asahi and Miwanoe. The population began to rapidly increase in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and Yoshikawa was elevated to city status on April 1, 1996.

    Economy

    Due to this location, Yoshikawa is primarily a bedroom community with over 19% of its population commuting to the Tokyo metropolis for work. The area was historically known for its production of catfish.

    Education

    Yoshikawa has eight elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.

    Railway

  • JR East - Musashino line
  • Yoshikawa - Yoshikawa-Minami
  • Highway

  • Jōban Expressway
  • Japan National Route 4
  • Twin towns and sister cities

    Yoshikawa is twinned with:

  • Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States, since May 26, 1996
  • Ichinoseki Iwate, Japan since April 15, 1997
  • Noted people from Yoshikawa

  • Yuji Nakazawa, professional soccer player
  • Akira Hokuto, professional wrestler
  • References

    Yoshikawa, Saitama Wikipedia


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