- Koshigaya, Saitama
Name = Koshigaya
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CityHallLink = [http://www.city.koshigaya.saitama.jp/ Koshigaya] | City
nihongo|Koshigaya|越谷市|Koshigaya-shi is a city located in Saitama,
As of 2003, the city has an estimated
populationof 314,021 and the density of 5,206.78 persons per km². The total area is 60.31 km².
The city was founded on
November 3, 1958. Koshigaya is situated about 30km from Tokyo, along the banks of the Motoarakawa River. It is famous for producing daruma. Bunkyo Universityis located in Koshigaya. Koshigaya has a sister city relationship with Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia.
The city bird is the "shirakobato", or small white pigeon, a bird which is peculiar to the Koshigaya area. The city flower is the "kiku", or chrysanthemum.
Points of interest
* [http://www.city.koshigaya.saitama.jp/ Koshigaya official website] in Japanese
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