Misato, Saitama (town)
Misato town office
Location of Misato in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||33.41 km2 (12.90 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||334/km2 (870/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese Red Pine|
|Address||323-1 Kibe, Misato-cho, Kodama-gun, Saitama-ken 367-0194|
Misato (美里町? Misato-machi) is a town located in Kodama District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update],the town had an estimated population of 11,170 and a population density of 334 persons per km². Its total area was 33.41 square kilometres (12.90 sq mi).
Located in western Saitama Prefecture, Misato is on the central reaches of the Arakawa River and is approximately 70 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.
Mastuhisa, Ozawa and Higashikodama villages were created within Naka District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Naka District was abolished in 1896, becoming part of Kodama District. The three villages merged to form the village of Misato on October 1, 1954. Misato was elevated to town status on October 1. 1984.
- Eisai has a pharmaceutical plant in Misato, which is a major local employer.
Misato has three elementary schools and one middle school.
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- Official website (in Japanese)