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Kamisato (上里町, Kamisato-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 30,434, and a population density of 1040 persons per km². Its total area is 29.18 square kilometres (11.27 sq mi).

Kamisato

上里町
Kamisato town office
Kamisato town office
Flag of Kamisato
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Official seal of Kamisato
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Location of Kamisato in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Kamisato in Saitama Prefecture
Kamisato is located in Japan
Kamisato
Kamisato
 
Coordinates: 36°15′5.9″N 139°8′41.1″E / 36.251639°N 139.144750°E / 36.251639; 139.144750Coordinates: 36°15′5.9″N 139°8′41.1″E / 36.251639°N 139.144750°E / 36.251639; 139.144750
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
DistrictKodama
Area
 • Total29.18 km2 (11.27 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total30,434
 • Density1,040/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeYaetsubaki
- FlowerSalvia splendens
Phone number0495-35-1221
Address982 Shichihongi, Kamisato-machi, Kodama-gun, Saitama-ken 369-0392
Websitehttp://www.town.kamisato.saitama.jp/

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GeographyEdit

Kamisato is located on the extreme northwestern border of Saitama Prefecture, separated from Gunma Prefecture by the Kanna River, and isolated from the remainder of Saitama by the Chichibu Mountains.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Kamisato village was created on May 3, 1954 by the merger of the villages of Jimbohara, Kami, Shichihongi and Nagahata, all from within Kodama District. Kamisato was elevated to town status on November 3, 1971.

EconomyEdit

Kamisato has a large industrial park in the southeastern corner; however, many people commute to neighboring Takasaki or Fujioka.

EducationEdit

Kamisato has five elementary schools and two middle schools. There is also an international school, the Instituto Educacional TS Recreação - Brazilian school[1]

TransportationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kamisato, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons