Misato, Shimane

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Misato
美郷町
Town
Misato town hall
Misato town hall
Flag of Misato
Flag
Official seal of Misato
Symbol
Location of Misato in Shimane Prefecture
Location of Misato in Shimane Prefecture
Misato is located in Japan
Misato
Misato
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°4′N 132°35′E / 35.067°N 132.583°E / 35.067; 132.583Coordinates: 35°4′N 132°35′E / 35.067°N 132.583°E / 35.067; 132.583
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
San'in
Prefecture Shimane Prefecture
District Ōchi
Area
 • Total 282.92 km2 (109.24 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2017)
 • Total 4,712
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.shimane-misato.lg.jp

Misato (美郷町?, Misato-chō) is a town located in Ōchi District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan.

It was formed on October 1, 2004 from the merger of the village of Daiwa and the town of Ōchi.

As of March 1, 2017 the town has a population of 4,712 and a density of 17 persons per km². The area is 282.92 km².

Local sports facilities include Golden Utopia gym and Ochi Canoe Village.

There are two junior high schools and two elementary schools in Misato.

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