Shiraoka, Saitama

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Shiraoka
白岡市
City
Location of Shiraoka in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Shiraoka in Saitama Prefecture
Shiraoka is located in Japan
Shiraoka
Shiraoka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°1′N 139°41′E / 36.017°N 139.683°E / 36.017; 139.683Coordinates: 36°1′N 139°41′E / 36.017°N 139.683°E / 36.017; 139.683
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 24.88 km2 (9.61 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 50,828
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.shiraoka.saitama.jp

Shiraoka (白岡市 Shiraoka-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

As of December 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 50,828, with 19,034 households and a population density of 2,000 persons per km². The total area is 24.88 km².

The modern city of Shiraoka was established on October 1, 2012, after the area that was previously Shiraoka-machi in Minamisaitama District's population increase necessitated the change to 'shi' (city). This leaves Minamisaitama District with just one municipality.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 白岡町:来年10月1日、白岡市発足へ 町議会が可決 by Mainichi Shimbun, December 9, 2011 (Japanese)

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