Ageo, Saitama


Ageo City Hall



Location of Ageo in Saitama Prefecture

Location of Ageo in Saitama Prefecture

Coordinates: 35°58′38.6″N 139°35′35.5″E / 35.977389°N 139.593194°E / 35.977389; 139.593194Coordinates: 35°58′38.6″N 139°35′35.5″E / 35.977389°N 139.593194°E / 35.977389; 139.593194
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
  Total 45.51 km2 (17.57 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
  Total 224,841
  Density 4,940/km2 (12,800/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 048-775-5111
Address 3-1-1 Honchō, Ageo-shi, Saitama-ken 362-8501
Website Official website

Ageo (上尾市 Ageo-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 224,841 and a population density of 4940 persons per km². Its total area was 45.51 square kilometres (17.57 sq mi).


Located in central Saitama Prefecture, Ageo is just north of the prefectural capital of Saitama City.

Surrounding municipalities


Ageo-shuku, a post town on the Nakasendō highway flourished during the Edo period. Ageo's rail station opened in 1883. In 1889, Ageo-juku merged with the hamlets of Ageoshimo, Kashiwaza, Kasugayatsu and Yatsu to form the town of Ageo with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The two towns of Hirakata and Haraichi and the three villages of Kamihira, Ōishi and Ōya merged with the town of Ageo on January 1, 1955, which was elevated city status on July 15, 1958. A proposal to merge with the neighboring city of Saitama was rejected by referendum in 2001.


Ageo was a noted agricultural area well into the 20th century. In the second half of the 20th century, numerous metallurgical and automobile factories were constructed, and UD Trucks and Bridgestone Cycle remain major employers. Due to its geographic location, Ageo is increasingly a bedroom community for Saitama City and Tokyo.






Sister city relations

Noted people from Ageo


  1. 1 2 "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External links

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Ageo.

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