Miyashiro, Saitama

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Miyashiro
宮代町
Town
Miyashiro town office
Miyashiro town office
Flag of Miyashiro
Flag
Official seal of Miyashiro
Seal
Location of Miyashiro in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Miyashiro in Saitama Prefecture
Miyashiro is located in Japan
Miyashiro
Miyashiro
 
Coordinates: 36°1′21.6″N 139°43′21.8″E / 36.022667°N 139.722722°E / 36.022667; 139.722722Coordinates: 36°1′21.6″N 139°43′21.8″E / 36.022667°N 139.722722°E / 36.022667; 139.722722
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Minamisaitama
Area
 • Total 15.95 km2 (6.16 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 33,927
 • Density 2,130/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Castanopsis
- Flower Magnolia liliiflora
Phone number 0480-34-1111
Address 1-4-1 Kasahara, Miyashiro-machi, Minamisaitama-gun, Saitama-ken 345-8504
Website http://www.town.miyashiro.lg.jp/
Tobu Zoo

Miyashiro (宮代町, Miyashiro-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 33,927, and a population density of 2130 persons per km². Its total area is 15.95 square kilometres (6.16 sq mi).

Geography

Miyashiro is located in central-west Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities

History

The villages of Monma and Suka were created within Minamisaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The two villages were merged on July 20, 1955 to form the town of Miyashiro. Ina was elevated to town status on November 1, 1970. The origin of the town's name comes from the shrines of the largest villages. "Miya" was taken from Himemiya shrine (姫宮神社) in Himemiya village and "shiro" from Konoshiro shrine (身代神社) in Suka village.

Economy

The economy of Miyashiro is primarily agricultural.

Education

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Local attractions

Noted people from Miyashiro

  • Mariko Kouda, voice actress
  • Grape-Kun (グレープ君 / Gurēpu-kun), Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)

External links

Media related to Miyashiro, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official Website (in Japanese)
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