Shiroishi, Miyagi

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Shiroishi
白石市
City
Shiroishi montage
Shiroishi montage
Flag of Shiroishi
Flag
Official seal of Shiroishi
Seal
Location of Shiroishi in Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Shiroishi in Miyagi Prefecture
Shiroishi is located in Japan
Shiroishi
Shiroishi
 
Coordinates: 38°0′8.8″N 140°37′11.6″E / 38.002444°N 140.619889°E / 38.002444; 140.619889Coordinates: 38°0′8.8″N 140°37′11.6″E / 38.002444°N 140.619889°E / 38.002444; 140.619889
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi
Government
 • -Mayor Isamu Satō
Area
 • Total 286.48 km2 (110.61 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 35,122
 • Density 123/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Japanese beech
• Flower Kerria
• Bird Japanese bush-warbler
Phone number 0224-25-2111
Address 1-1 Ōtemachi, Shiroishi-shi, Miyagi-ken 989-0292
Website Official website
Shiroishi City Hall

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).

Geography[edit]

Shiroishi is in southern Miyagi Prefecture, bordered by Fukushima Prefecture to the south. The southern peak of Mount Zaō is within the city borders.

Panorama view of Shiroishi

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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 Otaira, 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.[1]

Economy[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

Shiroishi has ten elementary schools, five middle schools and two high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highways[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Shiroishi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shiroishi home page
  2. ^ http://www.city.shiroishi.miyagi.jp/section/english/attractions/culturalattractions.html
  3. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  4. ^ [1] Shiroishi home page
  5. ^ [2] Shiroishi home page

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