Namegawa, Saitama

Namegawa (滑川町, Namegawa-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 18,294, and a population density of 616 persons per km². Its total area is 29.68 square kilometres (11.46 sq mi).

Namegawa

滑川町
Namegawa town office
Namegawa town office
Flag of Namegawa
Flag
Official seal of Namegawa
Seal
Location of Namegawa in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Namegawa in Saitama Prefecture
Namegawa is located in Japan
Namegawa
Namegawa
 
Coordinates: 36°3′57.6″N 139°21′39.5″E / 36.066000°N 139.360972°E / 36.066000; 139.360972Coordinates: 36°3′57.6″N 139°21′39.5″E / 36.066000°N 139.360972°E / 36.066000; 139.360972
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
DistrictHiki
Area
 • Total29.68 km2 (11.46 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total18,295
 • Density616/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePine
- FlowerAzalea
- BirdGreen pheasant
Phone number0493-56-2211
Address750-1 Fukuda, Namekawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 355-8585
Websitehttp://www.town.namegawa.saitama.jp/
Musashi Kyūryō National Government Park

GeographyEdit

Namekawa is located in a hilly region of central Saitama Prefecture, approximately 60 kilometers from central Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The village of Namegawa was created on November 3, 1954 by the merger of the villages of Fukuda and Miyamae in Hiki District, Saitama. It was elevated to town status on November 3, 1984. Proposals to merge Namegawa with one or more of its neighbors have been made in 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008 without success.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Namegawa is largely agricultural, although it is also a bedroom community to a significant percentage of the working population, who commute to nearby Saitama City or Tokyo.

EducationEdit

Namegawa has three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

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Local attractionsEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Namegawa, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons