Higashichichibu (東秩父村 Higashichichibu-mura) is a village located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the village had an estimated population of 2,903, and a population density of 78.3 persons per km². Its total area is 37.06 square kilometres (14.31 sq mi). The area has historically been associated with washi (traditional Japanese paper).
Higashichichibu village hall
Location of Higashichichibu in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||37.06 km2 (14.31 sq mi)|
|• Density||78.3/km2 (203/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|- Bird||Japanese bush warbler|
|Address||Mido 634, Higashichichibu-mura, Chichibu-gun, Saitama-ken 355-0375|
Higashichichibu is located in west-central Saitama Prefecture, in a valley isolated from the rest of the Chichibu plains by a range of low mountains.
The villages of Okawara and Tsukikawa were created within Chichibu District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The two villages merged to form Higashichichibu on August 1, 1956.
The economy of Higashichichibu is primarily agricultural with some light manufacturing. It is increasingly a bedroom community due to its proximity to the town of Ogawa.
Higashichichibu has one elementary school and one middle school.
Higashichichibu is not served by any of the Japanese national highways.
Sister city relationEdit
- Chichibu Washi no sato