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Miyoshi (三芳町, Miyoshi-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 38,438, and a population density of 2510 persons per km². Its total area is 15.33 square kilometres (5.92 sq mi).

Miyoshi

三芳町
Miyoshi town office
Miyoshi town office
Flag of Miyoshi
Flag
Official seal of Miyoshi
Seal
Location of Miyoshi in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Miyoshi in Saitama Prefecture
Miyoshi is located in Japan
Miyoshi
Miyoshi
 
Coordinates: 35°49′42.2″N 139°31′35.3″E / 35.828389°N 139.526472°E / 35.828389; 139.526472Coordinates: 35°49′42.2″N 139°31′35.3″E / 35.828389°N 139.526472°E / 35.828389; 139.526472
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
DistrictIruma
Area
 • Total15.33 km2 (5.92 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total38,438
 • Density2,510/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeZelkova serrata
- FlowerChrysanthemum
- BirdEurasian skylark
Phone number049-258-0019
Address1100-1 Fujikubo, Miyoshi-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama-ken 354-8555
Websitehttp://www.town.saitama-miyoshi.lg.jp/

GeographyEdit

Miyoshi is located in south-central Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The village of Miyoshi was created within Iruma District, Saitama on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. It was elevated to town status on November 3, 1970.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Miyoshi is largely agricultural, with sweet potatoes a major crop. However, the town is also a bedroom community with some 25% of its working population commuting to nearby Tokyo.

EducationEdit

Miyoshi has five elementary schools and three middle schools, but no high school. Chiba-based Shukutoku University has a campus in Miyoshi.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

  • Miyoshi is not served by any passenger rail stations.

HighwayEdit

Sister city relationsEdit

Noted people from MiyoshiEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A second sister city for PJ". The Star. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
  2. ^ "PENCAPAIAN SEPANJANG 2012: PROGRAM SISTER CITY". Jabatan Perancangan Petaling Jaya. Archived from the original on 2015-12-21. Retrieved 2013-07-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Miyoshi, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons