Miyashiro, Saitama

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Miyashiro
宮代町
Town
Miyashiro town office
Miyashiro town office
Flag of Miyashiro
Flag
Official seal of Miyashiro
Seal
Location of Miyashiro in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Miyashiro in Saitama Prefecture
Miyashiro is located in Japan
Miyashiro
Miyashiro
 
Coordinates: 36°1′21.6″N 139°43′21.8″E / 36.022667°N 139.722722°E / 36.022667; 139.722722Coordinates: 36°1′21.6″N 139°43′21.8″E / 36.022667°N 139.722722°E / 36.022667; 139.722722
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Minamisaitama
Area
 • Total 15.95 km2 (6.16 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 33,927
 • Density 2,130/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Castanopsis
- Flower Magnolia liliiflora
Phone number 0480-34-1111
Address 1-4-1 Kasahara, Miyashiro-machi, Minamisaitama-gun, Saitama-ken 345-8504
Website Official website
Tobu Zoo

Miyashiro (宮代町, Miyashiro-machi) is a town located in Minamisaitama District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 33,927 and a population density of 2130 persons per km². Its total area was 15.95 square kilometres (6.16 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Miyashiro is located in central-west Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The villages of Monma and Suka were created within Minamisaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The two villages were merged on July 20, 1955 to form the town of Miyashiro. Ina was elevated to town status on November 1, 1970. The origin of the town's name comes from the shrines of the largest villages. "Miya" was taken from Himemiya shrine (姫宮神社) in Himemiya village and "shiro" from Konoshiro shrine (身代神社) in Suka village.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Miyashiro is primarily agricultural.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Miyashiro[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Miyashiro, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons