Higashimatsuyama is located in the geographic center of Saitama Prefecture.
Higashimatsuyama has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Higashimatsuyama is 14. +more5 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1351 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26. 6 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3. 6 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Higashimatsuyama peaked in early 1990s.
Higashimatsuyama developed as a castle town from the Kamakura period, and was ruled as an outlier of Kawagoe Domain (later Maebashi Domain) during the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. The town of Matsuyama was established within Hiki District, Saitama with the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. +more Matsuyama merged with the villages of Ooka, Karako, Takasaka and Nomoto on July 1, 1954, and was elevated to city status as Higashimatsuyama.
Higashimatsuyama has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 21 members. Higashimatsuyama, together with the towns of Kawashima and Yoshimi, contributes two members to the Saitama Prefectural Assembly. +more In terms of national politics, the city is part of Saitama 11th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.
Daito Bunka University - Higashimatsuyama campus
Primary and secondary education
Higashimatsuyama has 11 public elementary schools and five public middle schools operated by the city government, and two public high schools operated by the Saitama Prefectural Board of Education. In addition, there is one private middle school and one private high school. +more The prefecture also operates one special education school for the handicapped.
- Nijmegen, Netherlands since 1996.
Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels *Peony Walk Higashimatsuyama *Shobo-ji temple
Noted people from Higshimatsuyama
Takaaki Kajita (born 1959), Physicist and Nobel Laureate