Higashichichibu (東秩父村, Higashichichibu-mura) is a village located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, 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

東秩父村
Higashichichibu village hall
Higashichichibu village hall
Flag of Higashichichibu
Flag
Official seal of Higashichichibu
Seal
Location of Higashichichibu in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Higashichichibu in Saitama Prefecture
Higashichichibu is located in Japan
Higashichichibu
Higashichichibu
 
Coordinates: 36°3′29.4″N 139°11′40.7″E / 36.058167°N 139.194639°E / 36.058167; 139.194639Coordinates: 36°3′29.4″N 139°11′40.7″E / 36.058167°N 139.194639°E / 36.058167; 139.194639
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
DistrictChichibu
Area
 • Total37.06 km2 (14.31 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total2,903
 • Density78.3/km2 (203/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeZelkova serrata
- FlowerAzalea
- BirdJapanese bush warbler
Phone number0493-82-1221
AddressMido 634, Higashichichibu-mura, Chichibu-gun, Saitama-ken 355-0375
Websitehttp://www.vill.higashichichibu.saitama.jp/

GeographyEdit

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.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

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.

EconomyEdit

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.

EducationEdit

Higashichichibu has one elementary school and one middle school.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

Higashichichibu has no passenger rail service. The nearest station is Yorii Station, in the neighboring town of Yorii or Ogawamachi Station in the town of Ogawa.

HighwayEdit

Higashichichibu is not served by any of the Japanese national highways.

Sister city relationEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • Chichibu Washi no sato

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.

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