Misato Town Hall
Location of Misato in Akita Prefecture
|• Total||168.36 km2 (65.00 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2013)|
|• Density||123/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese red pine|
|- Bird||Domestic goose|
|Address||30-1 Ueno-otome Tsuchizaki, Misato-cho, Senboku-gun, Akita-ken 019-1541|
Misato (美郷町 Misato-chō?) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. As of June 2013, the town had an estimated population of 20,771 and a population density of 123 persons per km². The total area was 168.36 km².
Misato is located at the far southeastern of Akita Prefecture, bordered by the Ou Mountains and Iwate Prefectures to the east.
Misato has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.
The area of present-day Misato was part of ancient Dewa Province, dominated by the Satake clan during the Edo period, who ruled Kubota Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The modern town of Misato was established on November 1, 2004 from the merger of the towns of Senhata and Rokugō with the village of Sennan.
The economy of Misato is based on agriculture and forestry.
Sister city relations
Noted people from Misato
- Kosugi Tengai – author
Media related to Misato, Akita at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)