Yorii, Saitama

Yorii (寄居町, Yorii-machi) is a town in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 34,010, and a population density of 529 persons per km². Its total area is 64.25 square kilometres (24.81 sq mi).

Yorii

寄居町
Yorii town office in February 2011
Yorii town office in February 2011
Flag of Yorii
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Official seal of Yorii
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Location of Yorii in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Yorii in Saitama Prefecture
Yorii is located in Japan
Yorii
Yorii
 
Coordinates: 36°7′6″N 139°11′34.7″E / 36.11833°N 139.192972°E / 36.11833; 139.192972Coordinates: 36°7′6″N 139°11′34.7″E / 36.11833°N 139.192972°E / 36.11833; 139.192972
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
DistrictŌsato
Area
 • Total64.25 km2 (24.81 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total34,010
 • Density529/km2 (1,370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePrunus serrulata
- FlowerErythronium japonicum
- BirdGreen pheasant
Phone number048-581-2121
Address1080-1 Yorii, Yorii-machi, Ōsato-gun, Saitama-ken 369-1292
Websitehttp://www.town.yorii.saitama.jp/

GeographyEdit

Located in western Saitama Prefecture, Yorii is on the central reaches of the Arakawa River and is approximately 70 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Yorii developed as a post station on the pilgrimage route to the temples of the Chichibu area from the Kamakura period, and was a castle town to Hachigata Castle during the Sengoku period. The town of Yorii was created within Hanzawa District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Hanzawa District was abolished in 1896, becoming part of Ōsato District.

In February 1955, the town expanded by annexing the neighboring villages of Orihara, Hachigata, Obusuma, and Yodo.

EconomyEdit

Honda has an automobile assembly plant in Yorii, which is a major local employer.

EducationEdit

Yorii has six elementary schools, three junior high schools and one high school.

TransportationEdit

 
Yorii Station in February 2017

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

Sister city relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 9, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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