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Ranzan (嵐山町, Ranzan-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], 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 town office
Location of Ranzan in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||29.92 km2 (11.55 sq mi)|
|• Density||612/km2 (1,590/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Prunus mume|
|Address||1030-1 Sugiyama, Ranzan-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 355-0211|
Ranzan is located in central Saitama Prefecture.
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.
The economy of Ranzan is primarily agricultural.
Ranzan has three elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.
- Official Website (in Japanese)
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