Shiraoka, Saitama

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Shiraoka
白岡市
City
Shiraoka City Hall
Shiraoka City Hall
Flag of Shiraoka
Flag
Official seal of Shiraoka
Seal
Location of Shiraoka in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Shiraoka in Saitama Prefecture
Shiraoka is located in Japan
Shiraoka
Shiraoka
Location of Shiraoka in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 36°1′8.6″N 139°40′37″E / 36.019056°N 139.67694°E / 36.019056; 139.67694Coordinates: 36°1′8.6″N 139°40′37″E / 36.019056°N 139.67694°E / 36.019056; 139.67694
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 24.92 km2 (9.62 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 51,684
 • Density 2,070/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pine
- Flower Pyrus pyrifolia
Phone number 0480-92-1111
Address 432 Sendano, Shiraoka-shi, Saitama-ken 349-0215
Website Official website
Shiraoka Hachiman-gu

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, 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).

Geography[edit]

Located in the flatlands eastern Saitama Prefecture, Shiraoka is approximately 40 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.[1]

Economy[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

Shiraoka has six elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Shiraoka Hachiman-gu

Noted people from Shiraoka[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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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