Shirosato, Ibaraki

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Shirosato
城里町
Town
Shirosato town hall
Shirosato town hall
Flag of Shirosato
Flag
Official seal of Shirosato
Seal
Location of Shirosato in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Shirosato in Ibaraki Prefecture
Shirosato is located in Japan
Shirosato
Shirosato
 
Coordinates: 36°28′45.2″N 140°22′34.4″E / 36.479222°N 140.376222°E / 36.479222; 140.376222Coordinates: 36°28′45.2″N 140°22′34.4″E / 36.479222°N 140.376222°E / 36.479222; 140.376222
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
District HIgashiibaraki
Area
 • Total 161.80 km2 (62.47 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 19,955
 • Density 123/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Castanopsis sieboldii
- Flower Lilium auratum
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 029-288-3111
Address 1428-25 Ishizuka, Shirosato-machi, Higashiibaraki-gun, Ibaraki-ken 311-4391
Website Official website

Shirosato (城里町 Shirosato-machi?) is a town located in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 19,955 and a population density of 123 persons per km². Its total area was 161.80 km².

Geography[edit]

Located in central-west Ibaraki Prefecture, Shinsato is bordered by Tochigi Prefecture to the west. The Naka River passes through the town.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Shirosato was formed on February 1, 2005, from the merger of the town of Jōhoku, the village of Katsura, both from Higashiibaraki District, and the village of Nanakai, from Nishiibaraki District.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Shirosato has five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Train[edit]

  • Shirosato is not served by any passenger train service.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Shirosato[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Shirosato, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons