Miyoshi town office
Location of Miyoshi in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||15.33 km2 (5.92 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|- Bird||Eurasian skylark|
|Address||1100-1 Fujikubo, Miyoshi-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama-ken 354-8555|
Miyoshi (三芳町, Miyoshi-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 28 February 2021[update], the town had an estimated population of 38,101 in 16,692 households and a population density of 2500 persons per km². The total area of the town is 15.33 square kilometres (5.92 sq mi).
Miyoshi is located in south-central Saitama Prefecture.
Miyoshi has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Miyoshi is 14.0 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1647 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.7 °C, and lowest in January, at around 2.3 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Miyoshi increased very rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, has remained relatively steady for the past 30 years.
The place name of "Miyoshin-no-sato" appears in the Heian period Ise Monogatari, and was part of ancient Musashi Province. During the Edo period, it was part of the holdings of Kawagoe Domain and was a rural agricultural area with few inhabitants. The village of Miyoshi was created within Iruma District, Saitama on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system. It was elevated to town status on November 3, 1970.
Miyoshi has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral town council of 15 members. Miyoshi, together with the city of Fujimino, contributes two members to the Saitama Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the town is part of Saitama 8th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.
Miyoshi has five public elementary schools and three public middle schools operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school. Chiba-based Shukutoku University has a campus in Miyoshi.
- Miyoshi is not served by any passenger rail service.
Sister city relations
Noted people from Miyoshi
- Hitomi Yoshizawa, musician
- "Miyoshi town official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
- Miyoshi climate data
- Miyoshi population statistics
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- "PENCAPAIAN SEPANJANG 2012: PROGRAM SISTER CITY". Jabatan Perancangan Petaling Jaya. Archived from the original on 2015-12-21. Retrieved 2013-07-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Media related to Miyoshi, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons
- Official Website (in Japanese)