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is a city
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in Saitama Prefecture
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region of the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Saitama.This prefecture is part of the Greater Tokyo Area, and most of Saitama's cities can be described as suburbs of Tokyo, to which a large amount of residents commute each day.- History...
As of 2008, the city has an estimated population
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of 81,148 and a population density
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of 4,500.7 persons per km². The total area is 18.03 km².
The city was founded on January 15, 1972.
- 28 September 1956: The village
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of Yashio, in Minami-Saitama District
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was formed by the merger of three former villages (Shiodome, Hachijō, and Yahata)
- 1 October 1964: The village was promoted
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- 15 January 1972: The town became a city
- 24 August 2005: The Tsukuba Express railway line opened, and Yashio Station
Yashio Station is a train station in Yashio, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Its station number is 08. The station opened on 24 August 2005.-Line:Yashio Station is served by the following line:...
became the only railway station to operate in the city.