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Shiki (志木市, Shiki-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 72,936, and a population density of 8060 persons per km². Its total area is 9.05 square kilometres (3.49 sq mi).

Shiki

志木市
Shiki City Hall
Shiki City Hall
Flag of Shiki
Flag
Official seal of Shiki
Seal
Location of Shiki in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Shiki in Saitama Prefecture
Shiki is located in Japan
Shiki
Shiki
Location of Shiki in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°50′12″N 139°34′49.1″E / 35.83667°N 139.580306°E / 35.83667; 139.580306Coordinates: 35°50′12″N 139°34′49.1″E / 35.83667°N 139.580306°E / 35.83667; 139.580306
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total9.05 km2 (3.49 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total72,936
 • Density8,060/km2 (20,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeOsmanthus
- FlowerAzalea
Phone number048-464-1111
Address1-1-1 Nakamuneoka, Shiki-shi, Saitama-ken 353-0002
Websitehttp://www.city.shiki.lg.jp/
Yanase River in Shiki

GeographyEdit

Located in southern Saitama Prefecture on the eastern bank of the Arakawa River, Shiki is within easy commuting distance from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The area of Shiki developed from the Edo period as a river port connecting northern Kantō region with Edo. The modern town of Shiki was created within Niikura District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Niikura District was abolished in 1894, becoming part of Kitaadachi District, Saitama. Shiki merged with neighboring Muraoka Village on May 3, 1955, becoming the town of Adachi. Adachi was elevated to city status on October 26, 1970, and was renamed Shiki.

EconomyEdit

Shiki has some light manufacturing, but is primarily a bedroom community for the Tokyo Metropolis, with over 35 percent of its workforce commuting to Tokyo daily.

EducationEdit

Shiki has eight elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools.

TransportationEdit

Sister city relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shiki Station on the Tōbu Tōjō Line is actually located in neighbouring Niiza [1] Tobu Railway Shiki Station information]. Retrieved on September 28, 2009. (in Japanese)
  2. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.

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