Miyoshi, Saitama

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Miyoshi

三芳町 
Miyoshi town office
Miyoshi town office
Flag of Miyoshi
Flag
Official seal of Miyoshi
Seal
Location of Miyoshi in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Miyoshi in Saitama Prefecture
Miyoshi is located in Japan
Miyoshi
Miyoshi
 
Coordinates: 35°49′42.2″N 139°31′35.3″E / 35.828389°N 139.526472°E / 35.828389; 139.526472Coordinates: 35°49′42.2″N 139°31′35.3″E / 35.828389°N 139.526472°E / 35.828389; 139.526472
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama
DistrictIruma
Area
 • Total15.33 km2 (5.92 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2021)
 • Total38,101
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeZelkova serrata
- FlowerChrysanthemum
- BirdEurasian skylark
Phone number049-258-0019
Address1100-1 Fujikubo, Miyoshi-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama-ken 354-8555
WebsiteOfficial website

Miyoshi (三芳町, Miyoshi-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 28 February 2021, the town had an estimated population of 38,101 in 16,692 households and a population density of 2500 persons per km².[1] The total area of the town is 15.33 square kilometres (5.92 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Miyoshi is located in south-central Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Saitama Prefecture

Climate[edit]

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Miyoshi increased very rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, has remained relatively steady for the past 30 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 3,418—    
1930 3,602+5.4%
1940 3,711+3.0%
1950 4,280+15.3%
1960 4,329+1.1%
1970 14,475+234.4%
1980 28,978+100.2%
1990 35,067+21.0%
2000 35,752+2.0%
2010 38,701+8.2%

History[edit]

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.

Government[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Miyoshi is largely agricultural, with sweet potatoes a major crop. However, the town is also a bedroom community with some 25% of its working population commuting to nearby Tokyo.

Education[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Miyoshi is not served by any passenger rail service.

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Miyoshi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miyoshi town official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. ^ Miyoshi climate data
  3. ^ Miyoshi population statistics
  4. ^ "A second sister city for PJ". The Star. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2013-07-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "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)

External links[edit]

Media related to Miyoshi, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons