Shiroishi, Miyagi

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Shiroishi
白石市
City
Shiroishi montage
Shiroishi montage
Flag of Shiroishi
Flag
Official seal of Shiroishi
Seal
Location of Shiroishi in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Shiroishi in Miyagi Prefecture
Shiroishi is located in Japan
Shiroishi
Shiroishi
 
Coordinates: 38°0′N 140°37′E / 38.000°N 140.617°E / 38.000; 140.617Coordinates: 38°0′N 140°37′E / 38.000°N 140.617°E / 38.000; 140.617
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
Government
 • -Mayor Isamu Satō
Area
 • Total 286.47 km2 (110.61 sq mi)
Population (July 2014)
 • Total 35,653
 • Density 124/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese beech
- Flower Kerria
- Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Phone number 0224-25-2111
Address 1-1 Ōtemachi, Shiroishi-shi, Miyagi-ken 989-0292
Website Official website
Shiroishi City Hall

Shiroishi (白石市 Shiroishi-shi?) is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of July 2014, the city had an estimated population of 35,653 and a population density of 124 persons per km².The total area was 286.47  km².

Geography[edit]

Shiroishi is on the southern border of Miyagi Prefecture, bordered by Fukushima Prefecture to the south.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Shiroishi was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and was under control of the Date clan of Sendai Domain during the Edo period, under the Tokugawa shogunate. During the Boshin War of the Meiji Restoration, Shiroishi Castle was the site of a fierce battle between the pro-imperial and pro-Tokugawa forces.

The town of Shiroishi was established on June 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. The villages of Otaira, Otakasawa, Kosugo, Saikawa, Shirakawa and Fukuoka merged with Shiroishi on April 1, 1954, which was then raised to city status. The village of Obara was annexed to Shiroishi on March 31, 1957.[1]

Economy[edit]

Shiroishi has a mixed economy, dominated by light manufacturing of electronics, automotive components and food processing. Agriculture is dominated by rice cultivation on the flatlands and horticulture in more hilly areas.

Transportation[edit]

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Local attractions[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Shiroishi[edit]

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