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吉川市 · Yoshikawa
Location of Yoshikawa in Saitama Prefecture
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°53′16″N 139°50′40″E / 35.88778°N 139.84444°E / 35.88778; 139.84444Coordinates: 35°53′16″N 139°50′40″E / 35.88778°N 139.84444°E / 35.88778; 139.84444
Taneshige Tobari (since February 1999)
31.62 km (12.21 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2011)
2,111.73/km (5,469.4/sq mi)
Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
2-1-1 Yoshikawa, Yoshikawa-shi, Saitama-ken,
Yoshikawa (吉川市, Yoshikawa-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
As of May 1, 2011, the city had an estimated population of 66,773, with 25,194 households and a population density of 2,111.73 persons per km². The total area is 31.62 km².
The modern city of Yoshikawa was established on April 1, 1996. The area was previously Yoshikawa-machi, but population increase necessitated the change to 'shi' (city)
It is approximately 20 km (12 mi) north-west of Tokyo and bordered on both sides by two small rivers; Edogawa to the west and Nakagawa to the east. Due to this location, Yoshikawa is known for its high-quality river eel production or 'unagi'. Its main industries are farming and retail.
2 International relations
2.1 Twin towns -- Sister cities,
3 External links,
Yoshikawa is serviced by the JR East Musashino line, and the nearby Misato Junction provides access to the nation's expressways.
See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Japan
Twin towns -- Sister cities:
Yoshikawa is twinned with:
Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States (1996),
Ichinoseki Iwate, Japan (1997)