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Prefecture of Saitama, Japan

Location of prefecture of Saitama on a map

Saitama is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 6,938,004 people, it is the 5th largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Saitama gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Saitama is lead by Kiyoshi Uedaand is based in the prefecture capital of Saitama (Population: 1,193,350).

The most populous cities in Saitama are: Saitama (Population: 1,193,350), Yono (Population: 1,077,730), Kawaguchi (Population: 468,565), Tokorozawa (Population: 339,435), Kawagoe (Population: 337,931).

Saitama Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_11
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Saitama (Population: 1,193,350)
Head of Government Kiyoshi Ueda
Total Population 6,938,004
Total Area 3,767 sq km (1,454 sq miles)
Population Density 1,841.8 sq km (4,770.2 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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