Shiraoka City Hall
Location of Shiraoka in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||24.92 km2 (9.62 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||2,070/km2 (5,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Pyrus pyrifolia|
|Address||432 Sendano, Shiraoka-shi, Saitama-ken 349-0215|
Shiraoka (白岡市 Shiraoka-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 51,684 and a population density of 2070 persons per km². Its total area was 24.92 square kilometres (9.62 sq mi).
Located in the flatlands eastern Saitama Prefecture, Shiraoka is approximately 40 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.
The villages of Shinozu and Oyama were created within Minamisaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On September 1, 1965 Shinozu and the neighboring village of Hikachi, together with a part of Oyama merged to form the town of Shiraoka. Shiraoka was elevated to city status on October 1, 2012.
Shiraoka remains primarily an agricultural community; however due to its location, it is increasingly becoming a bedroom community for neighboring Saitama City and the Tokyo metropolis.
Shiraoka has six elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school.
- Shiraoka Hachiman-gu
Noted people from Shiraoka
- 白岡町：来年１０月１日、白岡市発足へ 町議会が可決 by Mainichi Shimbun, December 9, 2011 (in Japanese)
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- Official website (in Japanese)