Shibata, Miyagi

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Shibata
柴田町
Town
Shibata Town Office
Shibata Town Office
Flag of Shibata
Flag
Official seal of Shibata
Seal
Location of Shibata in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Shibata in Miyagi Prefecture
Shibata is located in Japan
Shibata
Shibata
 
Coordinates: 38°03′23″N 140°45′57″E / 38.05639°N 140.76583°E / 38.05639; 140.76583Coordinates: 38°03′23″N 140°45′57″E / 38.05639°N 140.76583°E / 38.05639; 140.76583
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
District Shibata
Area
 • Total 53.98 km2 (20.84 sq mi)
Population (June 2014)
 • Total 39,244
 • Density 727/km2 (1,880/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Momi Fir
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Pheasant
Phone number 0224-55-2111
Address 2-3-45 Funaoka-chuo, Shibata-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-1692
Website Official website
View of Funaoka

Shibata (柴田町 Shibata-machi?) is a town located in Shibata District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2014, the town had an estimated population of 39,244 and a population density of 727 persons per km². The total area was 53.98  km².

Geography[edit]

Shibata is located in south-central Miyagi Prefecture. The Shiroishi River runs through the town.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Shibata was part of ancient Mutsu Province.The villages of Funaoka and Tsukinoki were established on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. Tsukioki was promoted to town status on April 1, 1904 and Funaoki on November 3, 1941. The two towns merged to form Shibata on April 1, 1956

Economy[edit]

The economy of Shibata is largely based on agriculture.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Site of Funaoka Castle

Sister city relations[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Shibata, Miyagi at Wikimedia Commons