Kamisato, Saitama

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Kamisato
上里町
Town
Kamisato town office
Kamisato town office
Flag of Kamisato
Flag
Official seal of Kamisato
Seal
Location of Kamisato in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Kamisato in Saitama Prefecture
Kamisato is located in Japan
Kamisato
Kamisato
 
Coordinates: 36°15′5.9″N 139°8′41.1″E / 36.251639°N 139.144750°E / 36.251639; 139.144750Coordinates: 36°15′5.9″N 139°8′41.1″E / 36.251639°N 139.144750°E / 36.251639; 139.144750
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Kodama
Area
 • Total 29.18 km2 (11.27 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 30,434
 • Density 1,040/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Yaetsubaki
- Flower Salvia splendens
Phone number 0495-35-1221
Address 982 Shichihongi, Kamisato-machi, Kodama-gun, Saitama-ken 369-0392
Website Official website

Kamisato (上里町 Kamisato-machi?) is a town located in Kodama District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 30,434 and a population density of 1040 persons per km². Its total area was 29.18 square kilometres (11.27 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Kamisato is located on the extreme northwestern border of Saitama Prefecture, separated from Gunma Prefecture by the Kanna River, and isolated from the remainder of Saitama by the Chichibu Mountains.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Kamisato village was created on May 3, 1954 by the merger of the villages of Jimbohara, Kami, Shichihongi and Nagahata, all from within Kodama District. Kamisato was elevated to town status on November 3, 1971.

Economy[edit]

Kamisato has a large industrial park in the southeastern corner; however, many people commute to neighboring Takasaki or Fujioka.

Education[edit]

Kamisato has five elementary schools and two middle schools. There is also an international school, the Instituto Educacional TS Recreação - Brazilian school[1]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kamisato, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons