Misato, Saitama (town)

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Misato
美里町
Town
Misato town office
Misato town office
Flag of Misato
Flag
Official seal of Misato
Seal
Location of Misato in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Misato in Saitama Prefecture
Misato is located in Japan
Misato
Misato
 
Coordinates: 36°10′37.8″N 139°10′53.2″E / 36.177167°N 139.181444°E / 36.177167; 139.181444Coordinates: 36°10′37.8″N 139°10′53.2″E / 36.177167°N 139.181444°E / 36.177167; 139.181444
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Kodama
Area
 • Total 33.41 km2 (12.90 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 11,170
 • Density 334/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Red Pine
- Flower Chrysanthemum
Phone number 0495-76-1111
Address 323-1 Kibe, Misato-cho, Kodama-gun, Saitama-ken 367-0194
Website Official website

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,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).

Geography[edit]

Located in western Saitama Prefecture, Misato is on the central reaches of the Arakawa River and is approximately 70 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

  • Eisai has a pharmaceutical plant in Misato, which is a major local employer.

Education[edit]

Misato has three elementary schools and one middle school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Misato, Saitama (town) at Wikimedia Commons