Misato Town Hall
Location of Misato in Akita Prefecture
|• Total||168.34 km2 (65.00 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||119/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese red pine|
|- Bird||Domestic goose|
|Address||30-1 Ueno-otome Tsuchizaki, Misato-cho, Senboku-gun, Akita-ken 019-1541|
Misato (美郷町 Misato-chō?) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, in the northern Tohoku region of Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 20,101 and a population density of 119 persons per km². The total area was 168.34 km².
Misato has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.
The area of present-day Misato was part of ancient Dewa Province, dominated by the Satake clan during the Edo period, who ruled Kubota Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The modern town of Misato was established on November 1, 2004 from the merger of the towns of Senhata and Rokugō with the village of Sennan.
The economy of Misato is based on agriculture and forestry.
Sister city relations
Noted people from Misato
- Kosugi Tengai – author
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
Media related to Misato, Akita at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)