Saitama, Saitama

Saitama

さいたま市
Designated city
Saitama City
From top left: Saitama Stadium 2002, Urawa Parco, Gyokuzouin, Hikawa Shrine, Saitama New City Center, Saitama Super Arena, Musashi urawa
From top left: Saitama Stadium 2002, Urawa Parco, Gyokuzouin, Hikawa Shrine, Saitama New City Center, Saitama Super Arena, Musashi urawa
Flag of Saitama
Flag
Location of Saitama in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Saitama in Saitama Prefecture
Saitama is located in Japan
Saitama
Saitama
Location of Saitama in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°51′41″N 139°38′44″E / 35°51′41″N 139°38′44″E / 35.86139; 139.64556

Saitama (さいたま市, Saitama-shi) is the capital and the city of Saitama Prefecture in Japan. It is in the south-east of the prefecture. It includes the former cities of Urawa, Ōmiya, Yono and Iwatsuki. It is a city designated by government ordinance. It is about 15 - 30 kilometres north of central Tokyo, so many people commute from here into Tokyo.

History

The city was founded on May 1, 2001, and was designated on April 1, 2003 as a government ordinance. For the histories of Urawa, Ōmiya and Yono before the merger, see Urawa-ku and Saitama, Ōmiya-ku and Saitama and Yono and Saitama, respectively.

On April 1, 2005, it merged with the city of Iwatsuki to its east, which became a new ward, Iwatsuki-ku.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Saitama
Bân-lâm-gú: Saitama-chhī
беларуская: Сайтама
български: Сайтама
brezhoneg: Saitama
català: Saitama
Cebuano: Saitama-shi
čeština: Saitama
chiTumbuka: Saitama
Cymraeg: Saitama
dansk: Saitama
Deutsch: Saitama
eesti: Saitama
Ελληνικά: Σαϊτάμα (πόλη)
Esperanto: Sajtama (urbo)
euskara: Saitama
føroyskt: Saitama
français: Saitama
galego: Saitama
Gĩkũyũ: Saitama
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Saitama-sṳ
한국어: 사이타마시
hrvatski: Saitama
Bahasa Indonesia: Saitama
italiano: Saitama
עברית: סאיטאמה
Kiswahili: Saitama, Saitama
Кыргызча: Сайтама
Latina: Saitama
latviešu: Saitama
lietuvių: Saitama
magyar: Szaitama
मराठी: सैतामा
مازِرونی: سایتاما (شهر)
Bahasa Melayu: Saitama
монгол: Сайтама
Nederlands: Saitama (stad)
日本語: さいたま市
polski: Saitama
português: Saitama (cidade)
română: Saitama
Runa Simi: Saitama
slovenčina: Saitama (Saitama)
slovenščina: Saitama
ślůnski: Saitama
српски / srpski: Саитама
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Saitama
Basa Sunda: Saitama, Saitama
suomi: Saitama
svenska: Saitama
тоҷикӣ: Саитама
Türkçe: Saitama
українська: Сайтама
Tiếng Việt: Saitama (thành phố)
文言: 埼玉市
粵語: 埼玉市
中文: 埼玉市