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Hatoyama (鳩山町, Hatoyama-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 14,336, and a population density of 557 persons per km². Its total area is 25.73 square kilometres (9.93 sq mi). The JAXA Earth Observation Center is located in Hatoyama.
Hatoyama town office
Location of Hatoyama in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||25.73 km2 (9.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||557/km2 (1,440/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Japanese red pine|
|Address||184-16 Mamedo, Hatoyama-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0324|
Hatoyama is located at the geographic center of central Saitama Prefecture.
The village of Hatoyama was created on April 15, 1955 by the merger of the villages of Kamei and Imajuku. It was raised to town status on April 1, 1982.
The economy of Hatoyama is primarily agricultural, with rice predominating. Hitachi has a research facility located in Hatoyama.
Hatoyama is not on any passenger train network or national highway. The nearest train station is Takasaka in neighboring Higashimatsuyama. The nearest highway access point is the Tsurugashima Interchange on the Kan-Etsu Expressway in neighboring Tsurugashima.
Media related to Hatoyama, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons
- Official Website (in Japanese)