Shibata Town Office
Location of Shibata in Miyagi Prefecture
|• Total||53.98 km2 (20.84 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2014)|
|• Density||727/km2 (1,880/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Momi Fir|
|Address||2-3-45 Funaoka-chuo, Shibata-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-1692|
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.
Shibata is located in south-central Miyagi Prefecture. The Shiroishi River runs through the town.
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
The economy of Shibata is largely based on agriculture.
- Site of Funaoka Castle
Sister city relations
- Brazil – Assis Chateaubriand (Paraná), since April 13, 1981
- China – Danyang, Jiangsu, China, since February 23, 1994
Media related to Shibata, Miyagi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)