Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
city, Saitama ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It is situated between the Ara River and the Tone River. An early market and post town, it changed little before World War II. Ceramic-tile production was the main traditional industry. After 1960 two consecutive industrial projects were developed in the southern suburbs. A railway and expressway between Tokyo and Takasaki run through the city. Pop. (2005) 146,461.