Hatoyama, Saitama

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, 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

鳩山町
Hatoyama town office
Hatoyama town office
Flag of Hatoyama
Flag
Official seal of Hatoyama
Seal
Location of Hatoyama in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Hatoyama in Saitama Prefecture
Hatoyama is located in Japan
Hatoyama
Hatoyama
 
Coordinates: 35°58′53.2″N 139°20′2.8″E / 35.981444°N 139.334111°E / 35.981444; 139.334111Coordinates: 35°58′53.2″N 139°20′2.8″E / 35.981444°N 139.334111°E / 35.981444; 139.334111
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
DistrictHiki
Area
 • Total25.73 km2 (9.93 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total14,336
 • Density557/km2 (1,440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeJapanese red pine
- FlowerAzalea
- BirdPigeon
Phone number049-296-1211
Address184-16 Mamedo, Hatoyama-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0324
Websitehttp://www.town.hatoyama.saitama.jp/

GeographyEdit

Hatoyama is located at the geographic center of central Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

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.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Hatoyama is primarily agricultural, with rice predominating. Hitachi has a research facility located in Hatoyama.

EducationEdit

TransportationEdit

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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hatoyama, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons