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Gyōda is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 81,871 and a population density of 1210 persons per km². Its total area was 67.49sqkm.GeographyGyōda is located in north-central Saitama Prefecture, with the Tone River separating it from Gunma Prefecture. The entire city is located on the alluvial plain of the Tone River and the Arakawa River.Surrounding municipalities Saitama Prefecture Kazo Kōnosu Kumagaya Hanyū Chiyoda MeiwaHistoryGyōda contains many Kofun period burial mounds and has been inhabited since prehistoric times. “Saitama” is a local place name within Gyōda, and is recorded in Nara period documents. During the Sengoku period, Oshi Castle famously withstood a siege by Ishida Mitsunari in 1590. During the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate, the castle was the center of Oshi Domain, ruled by a branch of the Matsudaira clan until 1871, during which time the castle town prospered from its location on the Nakasendō highway.
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