Shiroyama, Kanagawa

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Shiroyama
城山町
Former municipality
Location of Shiroyama in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Shiroyama in Kanagawa Prefecture
Shiroyama is located in Japan
Shiroyama
Shiroyama
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°35′22″N 139°17′24″E / 35.5895°N 139.2901°E / 35.5895; 139.2901Coordinates: 35°35′22″N 139°17′24″E / 35.5895°N 139.2901°E / 35.5895; 139.2901
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Kanagawa Prefecture
District Tsukui
Merged March 11, 2007
(now part of Sagamihara)
Area
 • Total 19.90 km2 (7.68 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2007)
 • Total 23,040
 • Density 1,157.8/km2 (2,999/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Maple
 • Flower Azalea
 • Bird Japanese white-eye
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Shiroyama (城山町?, Shiroyama-chō) was a town located in Tsukui District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 1, 2007, final population data before the amalgamation, the town had an estimated population of 23,040 and a density of 1157.8 persons per km2. The total area was 19.90 km2.

On March 11, 2007, Shiroyama, along with the town of Fujino (also from Tsukui District), was merged into the expanded city of Sagamihara, and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality. It is now part of Midori-ku. The merger was controversial, and the mayor of Shiroyama was recalled for his opposition to the merger.[1]

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