Saitama

Saitama (sĪˈtämä) [key], prefecture (1990 pop. 6,405,319), E central Honshu, Japan. Urawa (the capital), Omiya, and Kawaguchi are the chief cities. Largely a fertile plain, Saitama is an agricultural region, which also has machinery and textile industries.

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