🇯🇵 Saitama is the capital and the most populous city of Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Its area incorporates the former cities of Urawa, Ōmiya, Yono and Iwatsuki. Being in the Greater Tokyo Area and lying 15 to 30 kilometres north of central Tokyo, many of its residents commute into Tokyo.
Economy Saitama's economy is principally constituted by commercial business. The city is one of many commercial centres of the Greater Tokyo area and serves Saitama Prefecture, North Kanto, and northeast Honshu. Saitama is also home to various manufacturers, exporting automotive (Honda manufactures the Honda Legend at Sayama Plant), food, optical, precision and pharmaceutical products. Calsonic Kansei, a global automotive company is headquartered in the city. Iwatsuki is famous for manufacturing of hinamatsuri dolls and ornate kabuto (samurai helmets).
Saitama has a population of over 1,324,854 people. Saitama also forms part of the Greater Tokyo metropolitan area which has a population of over 37,843,000 people.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Saitama has six sister cities. 🇲🇽 Toluca, State of Mexico, Mexico; 🇨🇳 Zhengzhou, Henan, China; 🇳🇿 Hamilton, New Zealand; 🇺🇸 Richmond, Virginia, United States; 🇨🇦 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada; 🇺🇸 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States .