Kuki (久喜市, Kuki-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 December 2020[update], the city had an estimated population of 152,569 in 67,339 households and a population density of 1900 persons per km². The total area of the city is 82.41 square kilometres (31.82 sq mi).
|• Total||82.41 km2 (31.82 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Ginkgo biloba|
|- Flower||Pyrus pyrifolia|
|Address||85-3 Shimohayami, Kuki-shi, Saitama-ken 346-8501|
Kuki has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Kuki is 14.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1338 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.7 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3.6 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Kuki has remained relatively steady for ten past 30 years.
During the Sengoku period, the Koga kubō Ashikaga Masauji retired to the temple of Kantō-in, which is located within what is now Kuki. During the Edo period, Kuki Domain (10,000 koku) under the control of the Yonekitsu clan existed from 1684 to 1798. The town of Kuki was created within Minamisaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On July 1, 1954, Kuki merged with the neighboring villages of Ota, Ezura and Kiyoku. Kuki was elevated to city status on October 1, 1971. On March 23, 2010, Kuki absorbed the town of Shōbu (Minamisaitama District), and the towns of Kurihashi and Washimiya (both from Kitakatsushika District).
Kuki has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 27 members. Kuki contributes two members to the Saitama Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is divided between the Saitama 13th district and Saitama 14th districts of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.
Kuki remains primarily an agricultural area, with rice as the predominant crop. The city has three industrial parks.
- Tokyo University of Science has a campus at Kuki.
- Kuki has 23 public elementary schools and 11 public middle schools operated by the city government, and five public high schools operated by the Saitama Prefectural Board of Education. The prefecture also operates one special education school for the handicapped.
Sister city relationsEdit
- "Kuki city official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
- Kuki climate data
- Kuki population statistics
-  Archived 2008-04-18 at the Wayback Machine Japanese government site
- "Washinomiya Promotes The Fruit of Grisaia in New Year's Festival". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 4 January 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
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