Shiroishi montage, Top:Zao Mount Range and Shiroishi River, Middle left:Shiroishi Castle, Middle upper right:Kamasaka Spa, Middle lower right:Yajiro Kokeshi, Bottom left:Shiroishi Hot Noodle (Onmen), Bottom right:A memorial place of Katakura's family
Location of Shiroishi in Miyagi Prefecture
|• -Mayor||Yūichi Yamada|
|• Total||286.48 km2 (110.61 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2015)|
|• Density||123/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Japanese beech|
|• Bird||Japanese bush-warbler|
|Address||1-1 Ōtemachi, Shiroishi-shi, Miyagi-ken 989-0292|
Shiroishi (白石市 Shiroishi-shi) is a city in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 35,122 and a population density of 123 persons per km2. The total area was 286.48 square kilometres (110.61 sq mi).
- Miyagi Prefecture
- Fukushima Prefecture
The area of present-day Shiroishi was part of ancient Mutsu Province and was under control of the Date clan of Sendai Domain during the Edo period, under the Tokugawa shogunate. During the Boshin War of the Meiji Restoration, Shiroishi Castle was the site of a fierce battle between the pro-imperial and pro-Tokugawa forces.
The town of Shiroishi was established on June 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. The villages of Odaira, Otakasawa, Kosugo, Saikawa, Shirakawa and Fukuoka merged with Shiroishi on April 1, 1954, which was then raised to city status. The village of Obara was annexed to Shiroishi on March 31, 1957.
Shiroishi has a mixed economy, dominated by light manufacturing of electronics, automotive components and food processing. Agriculture is dominated by rice cultivation on the flatlands and horticulture in more hilly areas.
Shiroishi has ten elementary schools, five middle schools and two high schools.
- East Japan Railway Company (JR East) – Tōhoku Shinkansen
- East Japan Railway Company (JR East) – Tōhoku Main Line
· Miyagi Zao Fox Village: Filled with real wild foxes
Sister city relations
- – Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
- – Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, Japan 
- – Ebina, Kanagawa, Japan 
Noted people from Shiroishi
- Ōzutsu Man'emon – sumo wrestler
- Shiroishi home page
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
-  Shiroishi home page
-  Shiroishi home page
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- Official website (in Japanese)