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Map showing Kumagaya in Saitama Prefecture

Kumagaya (熊谷市, Kumagaya-shi) is a Japanese city in Saitama Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1]

It has been recognized as a special city since 2009.[2]

The city has an estimated population of 153,392 (as of 1 June 2012) and the density of 1,270.8 people per km².[3]

Geography[change | change source]

Kumagaya has a total area is 159.88 km².[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kumagaya" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 572.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research (2011), Table 3. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. 3.0 3.1 CityPopulation.de, (熊谷市). Retrieved 2012-11-9.

Other websites[change | change source]

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