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Niiza (新座市 Niiza-shi) is a city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 162,652, and a population density of 7140 persons per km². Its total area is 22.78 square kilometres (8.80 sq mi).
Niiza City Hall
Location of Niiza in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||22.78 km2 (8.80 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,140/km2 (18,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Acer palmatum|
|- Flower||magnolia kobus|
|Address||1-1-1 Nobitome, Niiza-shi, Saitama-ken 352-8623|
Located in far southern Saitama Prefecture, Niiza is essentially a suburb of the Tokyo conurbation. The Kurome River flows through the eastern part of the city.
The town of Owada was created within Niikura District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Niikura District was abolished in 1896, becoming part of Kitaasachi District. On March 1, 1955, Owada annexed the neighboring village of Katayama and was raised to city status on November 1, 1970.
Toppan printing has a large factory in Niiza, which is also home to a number of other light manufacturing, electronics and transportation/warehousing companies. However, due to its proximity to Tokyo, over a third of the workforce commutes daily, making Niiza largely a bedroom community.
Colleges and universities:
Primary and secondary schools:
- Niiza has seventeen elementary schools, six junior high schools, two combined junior/senior high schools, and three high schools.
- Private schools: Rikkyo Niiza Junior and Senior High School
Sister city relationsEdit
Niiza is twinned with:
Notable people from NiizaEdit
In popular cultureEdit
- Niiza City Living Guide
- "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. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Taniai, Masaaki. "Profile". Official homepage (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 January 2017.