Misato, Akita

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Misato
美郷町
Town
Misato Town Hall
Misato Town Hall
Flag of Misato
Flag
Official seal of Misato
Seal
Location of Misato in Akita Prefecture
Location of Misato in Akita Prefecture
Misato is located in Japan
Misato
Misato
 
Coordinates: 39°25′16″N 140°32′38″E / 39.42111°N 140.54389°E / 39.42111; 140.54389Coordinates: 39°25′16″N 140°32′38″E / 39.42111°N 140.54389°E / 39.42111; 140.54389
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Akita Prefecture
District Senboku
Area
 • Total 168.36 km2 (65.00 sq mi)
Population (June 2013)
 • Total 20,771
 • Density 123/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese red pine
- Flower Lavender
- Bird Domestic goose
Phone number 0187-84-1111
Address 30-1 Ueno-otome Tsuchizaki, Misato-cho, Senboku-gun, Akita-ken 019-1541 
Website Official website

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.

Geography[edit]

Misato is located at the far southeastern of Akita Prefecture, bordered by the Ou Mountains and Iwate Prefectures to the east.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Misato is based on agriculture and forestry.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Misato[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Misato, Akita at Wikimedia Commons