is a city
located in Saitama Prefecture
. The city was founded on April 1
As of 2007, the city has an estimated population of 488,140 and the density of 8755.87 persons per km². The total area is 55.75 km². Kawaguchi is partially served by Warabi Station in neighbouring Warabi on the Keihin-Tōhoku Line.
The area of Nishi Kawaguchi (West Kawaguchi), particularly the area west of Nishi-Kawaguchi Station (also on the Keihin-Tōhoku Line), is infamous as a red light district.
A little league team from this city played in the 2006 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and was defeated 2-1 in the final by Columbus, Georgia.
Between 1937 and 1958 the tallest architectural structure of Japan
, the NHK Kawaguchi Transmitter
was located at Kawaguchi, Saitama.
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