Moroyama, Saitama

Moroyama (毛呂山町, Moroyama-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 37,171, and a population density of 1090 persons per km². Its total area is 34.07 square kilometres (13.15 sq mi).

Moroyama

毛呂山町
Moroyama town office
Moroyama town office
Flag of Moroyama
Flag
Official seal of Moroyama
Seal
Location of Moroyama in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Moroyama in Saitama Prefecture
Moroyama is located in Japan
Moroyama
Moroyama
 
Coordinates: 35°56′29.5″N 139°18′57.6″E / 35.941528°N 139.316000°E / 35.941528; 139.316000Coordinates: 35°56′29.5″N 139°18′57.6″E / 35.941528°N 139.316000°E / 35.941528; 139.316000
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
DistrictIruma
Area
 • Total34.07 km2 (13.15 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total37,171
 • Density1,090/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeYuzu
- FlowerChrysanthemum
- BirdJapanese white-eye
Phone number049-295-2112
Address1291 Iwai, Moroyama-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0441
Websitehttp://www.town.moroyama.saitama.jp/

GeographyEdit

Located in central Saitama Prefecture, Moroyama is approximately 50 kilometers from downtown Tokyo. Approximately 40 percent of the town area is forest and mountains.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The area around Moroyama has been inhabited since at least the Jōmon period, and numerous archaeological sites are within the town limits.

Moro village was created within Iruma District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Moro merged with neighboring Yamane village to form the town of Moroyama on April 1, 1939. Moroyama annexed neighboring Kawakado village on April 1, 1955. Road paving and housing developments in the early 1960s brought urbanization, population growth and change to areas previously devoted to mulberry fields. This new urban environment led to changes in the industrial structure including decreases in the agricultural population and an increase in the manufacturing and service industries.

EconomyEdit

Moroyama remains largely an agricultural town, although it has increasing become a bedroom community.

EducationEdit

TransportationEdit

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HighwayEdit

Moroyama is not served by any expressways or national highways

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