Tsurugashima, Saitama

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Tsurugashima

鶴ヶ島市
Tsurugashima city hall
Tsurugashima city hall
Flag of Tsurugashima
Flag
Official seal of Tsurugashima
Seal
Location of Tsurugashima in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Tsurugashima in Saitama Prefecture
Tsurugashima is located in Japan
Tsurugashima
Tsurugashima
 
Coordinates: 35°56′4.2″N 139°23′35.1″E / 35.934500°N 139.393083°E / 35.934500; 139.393083Coordinates: 35°56′4.2″N 139°23′35.1″E / 35.934500°N 139.393083°E / 35.934500; 139.393083
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total17.65 km2 (6.81 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total70,230
 • Density3,980/km2 (10,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePine
- FlowerAzalea
-Elevation40.66m
Phone number049-271-1111
Address16-1 Mitsugi, Tsurugashima-shi, Saitama-ken 350-2292
Websitehttp://www.city.tsurugashima.lg.jp/

Tsurugashima (鶴ヶ島市, Tsurugashima-shi) is a city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 70,230, and a population density of 3,980 persons per km². Its total area is 17.65 square kilometres (6.81 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Tsurugashima is located in the geographic center of Saitama Prefecture. Tsurugashima Station is approximately 40 minutes from Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo on the Tobu Tojo Line by direct express train.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area around modern Tsurugashima has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and a number of large burial mounds from the Kofun period are preserved within the city limits. During the Edo period, the area was largely under the control of Kawagoe Domain. The village of Tsurugashima was created within Koma District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Koma District was abolished in 1896, becoming part of Iruma District.Tsurugashima was elevated to town status on April 1, 1966. The modern city of Tsurugashima was founded when the former town of Tsurugashima was elevated to city status on September 1, 1991.

Economy[edit]

Formerly an agricultural community, Tsurugashima has increasingly become a bedroom community, with over a third of its population commuting to the Tokyo metropolis or the city of Kawagoe.

Education[edit]

Tsurugashima has eight elementary schools, five junior high schools, and one high school.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Bus[edit]

Tsuru Wagon community minibus in front of Wakaba Station, October 2011
  • Tsuru Bus community bus service
  • Tsuru Wagon community minibus service

Local attractions[edit]

Wakaba Walk shopping centre in front of Wakaba Station, October 2011
  • Zennōji Temple
  • Wakaba Walk Shopping Centre

Notable people from Tsurugashima[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 鶴ケ島市 [Tsurugashima City] (in Japanese). Japan: ken-min.com. 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2011.

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