Misato (美郷町, Misato-chō) is a town located in Akita Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 20,101, and a population density of 119 persons per km². The total area is 168.34  km².

Misato

美郷町
Town
Misato Town Hall
Misato Town Hall
Flag of Misato
Flag
Official seal of Misato
Seal
Location of Misato in Akita Prefecture
Location of Misato in Akita Prefecture
Misato is located in Japan
Misato
Misato
 
Coordinates: 39°25′16″N 140°32′38″E / 39.42111°N 140.54389°E / 39.42111; 140.54389Coordinates: 39°25′16″N 140°32′38″E / 39.42111°N 140.54389°E / 39.42111; 140.54389
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureAkita
DistrictSemboku
Area
 • Total168.34 km2 (65.00 sq mi)
Population
 (May 2015)
 • Total20,101
 • Density119/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeJapanese red pine
- FlowerLavender
- BirdDomestic goose
Phone number0187-84-1111
Address30-1 Ueno-otome Tsuchizaki, Misato-cho, Semboku-gun, Akita-ken 019-1541 
Websitehttp://www.town.misato.akita.jp/

GeographyEdit

Misato is located at the far southeastern of Akita Prefecture, bordered by the Ōu Mountains and Iwate Prefectures to the east.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

ClimateEdit

Misato has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.

HistoryEdit

The area of present-day Misato was part of ancient Dewa Province, dominated by the Satake clan during the Edo period, who ruled Kubota Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The modern town of Misato was established on November 1, 2004, from the merger of the towns of Senhata and Rokugō, with the village of Sennan.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Misato is based on agriculture and forestry.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

Sister city relationsEdit

Noted people from MisatoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Misato, Akita at Wikimedia Commons