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Hasuda (蓮田市, Hasuda-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 62,284, and a population density of 2280 persons per km². Its total area is 27.28 square kilometres (10.53 sq mi).

Hasuda

蓮田市
Hasuda City Hall
Hasuda City Hall
Flag of Hasuda
Flag
Official seal of Hasuda
Seal
Location of Hasuda in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Hasuda in Saitama Prefecture
Hasuda is located in Japan
Hasuda
Hasuda
Location of Hasuda in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°59′40.2″N 139°39′44.6″E / 35.994500°N 139.662389°E / 35.994500; 139.662389Coordinates: 35°59′40.2″N 139°39′44.6″E / 35.994500°N 139.662389°E / 35.994500; 139.662389
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total27.28 km2 (10.53 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total62,284
 • Density2,280/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Treeflowering dogwood
- FlowerNymphaea
Phone number048-768-3111
Address2799-1 Kurohama, Hasuda-shi, Saitama-ken 349-0193
Websitehttp://www.city.hasuda.saitama.jp/

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GeographyEdit

Located in eastern Saitama Prefecture, Hasuda is directly north of the prefectural capital of Saitama City.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The area of modern Hasuda has been settled since the prehistoric period, and there are numerous archaeological sites, including shell middens and burial mounds within the city limits. In addition, traces of samurai residences and castles from the Sengoku period remain. Much of what is now Hasuda was part of Iwatsuki Domain under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. After the Meiji restoration, the village of Ayase was created within Minamisaitama District with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was raised to town status on October 1, 1934 and renamed Hasuda. Hasuda annexed the neighboring villages of Kurohama and Hirano on May 3, 1954 and was elevated to city status on October 1, 1972.

On March 31, 2010, Hasuda was to be merged with the neighboring town of Shiraoka (from Minamisaitama District).[1] However, the merger was canceled shortly after Shiraoka managed to grow its population to 50,000 people, qualifying it as a city.

EconomyEdit

Due to this location, Hasuda is primarily a bedroom community with over half of its population commuting to neighboring Saitama City or to the Tokyo metropolis for work. However, much of the city remains agricultural.

EducationEdit

Kindergarten
  • Oyama kindergarten
  • Kurohama kindergarten
  • Shirayuri kindergarten
  • Shinjuku kindergarten
  • Hasuda Kindergarten
Nursery
  • Nakamura home nursery room
  • Hasuda Municipal Kaizuka nursery
  • Hasuda Municipal Kurohama Nursery
  • Hasuda Municipal Chuo nursery
  • Hasuda Municipal Hasuda South nursery
  • Hasuda Municipal East nursery
  • Hasuda Municipal Uruido nursery
Elementary school
  • Hasuda Municipal Kurohama Kita Elementary school
  • Hasuda Municipal Kurohama Elementary School
  • Hasuda Municipal Kurohama Nishi Elementary School
  • Hasuda Municipal Kurohama Minami Elementary School
  • Hasuda Municipal Hasuda North Elementary School
  • Hasuda Municipal Hasuda Central Primary School
  • Hasuda Municipal Hasuda Minami Elementary School
  • Hasuda Municipal Plain Elementary School
Middle Schools
  • Hasuda Municipal Kurohama Middle School
  • Hasuda Municipal Kurohama Nishi Middle School
  • Hasuda Municipal Hasuda Middle School
  • Hasuda Municipal Hasuda south Middle School
  • Hasuda Municipal Hirano Middle School
High Schools
  • Saitama Hasuda Shoin High School
Vocational school
  • National Hospital Organization Higashisaitamabyoin University School of Nursing
Special Education School
  • Saitama Prefectural Hasuda Special Education School

TransportationEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • Kurohama Shell Midden, a Jōmon period National Historic Monument

ReferencesEdit

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