Koshigaya, Saitama

Koshigaya, Saitama

Japanese city
Name = Koshigaya
JapaneseName=越谷市
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Prefecture=Saitama
Region=Kantō
Area_km2=52.06
Population=314,021
PopDate=2003
Density_km2=60.31
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LongtitudeDegrees= 139
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nihongo|Koshigaya|越谷市|Koshigaya-shi is a city located in Saitama, Japan.

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 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 University is 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

* Aritaki Arboretum

External links

* [http://www.city.koshigaya.saitama.jp/ Koshigaya official website] in Japanese


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