Ranzan, Saitama

Ranzan (嵐山町, Ranzan-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 18,319, and a population density of 612 persons per km². Its total area is 29.92 square kilometres (11.55 sq mi).

Ranzan

嵐山町
Ranzan town office
Ranzan town office
Flag of Ranzan
Flag
Official seal of Ranzan
Seal
Location of Ranzan in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Ranzan in Saitama Prefecture
Ranzan is located in Japan
Ranzan
Ranzan
 
Coordinates: 36°3′23.5″N 139°19′13.8″E / 36.056528°N 139.320500°E / 36.056528; 139.320500Coordinates: 36°3′23.5″N 139°19′13.8″E / 36.056528°N 139.320500°E / 36.056528; 139.320500
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
DistrictHiki
Area
 • Total29.92 km2 (11.55 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total18,319
 • Density612/km2 (1,590/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePrunus mume
- FlowerAzalea
Phone number0493-62-2150
Address1030-1 Sugiyama, Ranzan-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 355-0211
Websitehttp://www.town.ranzan.saitama.jp/

GeographyEdit

Ranzan is located in central Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The villages of Sugaya and Nanasato were created within Hiki District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The two villages merged on April 15, 1955 as Sugaya village, which was elevated to town status on April 15, 1967, taking the name of Ranzan.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Ranzan is primarily agricultural.

EducationEdit

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

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

Local attractionsEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ranzan, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons