Miyoshi, Saitama

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Miyoshi
三芳町
Town
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
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
District Iruma
Area
 • Total 15.33 km2 (5.92 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 38,438
 • Density 2,510/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Eurasian skylark
Phone number 049-258-0019
Address 1100-1 Fujikubo, Miyoshi-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama-ken 354-8555
Website Official website

Miyoshi (三芳町?, Miyoshi-machi) is a town located in Iruma District, Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 38,438 and a population density of 2510 persons per km². Its total area was 15.33 square kilometres (5.92 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Miyoshi is located in south-central Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The village of Miyoshi was created within Iruma District, Saitama on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. It was elevated to town status on November 3, 1970.

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 elementary schools and three middle schools, but no high school. Chiba-based Shukutoku University has a campus in Miyoshi.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Miyoshi is not served by any passenger rail stations.

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Miyoshi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A second sister city for PJ". The Star. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  2. ^ "PENCAPAIAN SEPANJANG 2012: PROGRAM SISTER CITY". Jabatan Perancangan Petaling Jaya. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Miyoshi, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons