Tokigawa, Saitama

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Tokigawa
ときがわ町 
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Tokigawa
Coordinates: 36°0′31″N139°17′48.5″E / 36.00861°N 139.296806°E / 36.00861; 139.296806 Coordinates: 36°0′31″N139°17′48.5″E / 36.00861°N 139.296806°E / 36.00861; 139.296806
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama
District Hiki
Area
  Total55.90 km2 (21.58 sq mi)
Population
 (March 2021)
  Total10,880
  Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Japanese maple
- Flower Rhododendron
- Bird Common kingfisher
Phone number0493-65-1521
Address2490 Tamagawa, Tokigawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 355-0395
Website Official website

Tokigawa (ときがわ町, Tokigawa-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 March 2021, the town had an estimated population of 10,880 in 4750 households and a population density of 190 persons per km2. [1] The total area of the town is 55.90 square kilometres (21.58 sq mi).

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Geography

Tokigawa is located in central Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities

Saitama Prefecture

Climate

Tokigawa has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Tokigawa is 13.8 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1746 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.4 °C, and lowest in January, at around 2.3 °C. [2]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [3] the population of Tokigawa has remained relatively steady for the past 50 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 9,929    
1930 9,898−0.3%
1940 9,740−1.6%
1950 11,772+20.9%
1960 11,120−5.5%
1970 10,414−6.3%
1980 11,131+6.9%
1990 13,489+21.2%
2000 13,966+3.5%
2010 12,421−11.1%

History

The villages of Myōkaku and Tamagawa were created within Hiki District, Saitama with the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Myōkaku merged with the village of Okunugi from Chichibu District to form the village of Tokigawa on February 1, 1955. Tokigawa and Tamagawa merged to form the town of Tokigawa on February 1, 2006.

Government

Tokigawa has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral town council of 12 members. Tokigawa, together with the towns of Ranzan, Ogawa and Namekawa, contributes one member to the Saitama Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the town is part of Saitama 9th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Economy

Tokigawa is a rural, agricultural community.

Education

Tokigawa has three public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.

Transportation

Railway

JR logo (east).svg JR EastHachikō Line

Highway

Tokigawa is not served by any expressways or national highways

Local attractions

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References

  1. "Tokigawa town official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. Tokigawa climate data
  3. Tokigawa population statistics

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