is a city
located in Saitama
. Warabi is the name of a bracken
. The city was founded on April 1
As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 71,034 and a density of 13,928.24 persons per km². The total area is 5.10 km². Warabi is famous for being the most densely populated area of Japan.
The city is served by Warabi Station on the Keihin-Tohoku Line.
Politics and Government
The directly-elected executive mayor is Hideo Yoritaka, a member of the Japanese Communist Party. The legislative city assembly has 18 elected members.
The city is served by the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line and the main station is Warabi Station.
There are a total of seven elementary schools in Warabi city:
- Warabi Chūō Elementary 蕨市立中央小学校 (Central Elementary)
- Warabi Chūō-Higashi Elementary 蕨市立中央東小学校 (Central-East Elementary)
- Warabi Nishi Elementary 蕨市立西小学校 (West Elementary)
- Warabi Higashi Elementary 蕨市立東小学校 (East Elementary)
- Warabi Tsukagoshi Elementary 塚越市立小学校 (Tsukagoshi Elementary)
- Warabi Kita Elementary 蕨市立北小学校 (North Elementary)
- Warabi Minami Elementary 蕨市立南小学校 (South Elementary)
- Warabi Kita Elementary was refurbished in 2004 with a new wing added and various features added to improve disabled access (automated lifts, minimal steps, slopes for wheelchair access).
These Elementary schools feed a total of three Junior High Schools:
- Warabi City the First Junior High School (蕨市立第一中学校)
- Warabi City the Second Junior High School (蕨市立第二中学校)
- Warabi East Junior High (蕨市立東中学校)
There are also two High Schools in Warabi City:
- Warabi High School (蕨高等学校)
- Bunan High School (武南高等学校)
Notes of Interest
Warabi city has played host to the all-Japan Chinese Wushu
championships, and so is one of the few Japanese cities that have a strong Wushu tradition. Wushu is offered in some elementary schools as an after-school activity, and is practised by a significant number of Elementary, Junior High, and High School Students.