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Seirō (聖籠町, Seirō-machi) is a town located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 July 2019[update], the town had an estimated population of 14,025 in 4715 households, and a population density of 373 persons per km². The total area of the town was 37.58 square kilometres (14.51 sq mi).
Seirō town hall
Location of Seirō in Niigata Prefecture
|Region||Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)|
|• Total||37.58 km2 (14.51 sq mi)|
(July 1, 2019)
|• Density||370/km2 (970/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||Japanese black pine|
|• Flower||Rosa rugosa|
|Address||1635-4 Suwayama, Seirō-machi, Kitakanbara-gun, Niigata-ken 957-0192|
Seirō is located in central Niigata Prefecture, sandwiched between the cities of Niigata and Shibata, with a small coastline on the Sea of Japan.
Seirō has a Humid climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm, wet summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Seirō is 13.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1940 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.3 °C, and lowest in January, at around 1.5 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Seirō has grown slightly over the past 40 years.
The area of present-day Seirō was part of ancient Echigo Province. After the Meiji restoration, the area was organized as part of Kitakanbara District, Niigata. The village of Seirō was established on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the modern municipalities system. It was raised to town status in August 1977.
The local economy was formerly dependent on commercial fishing, but is now dominated by industry, notably the production of precision components and food processing. The Port of Niigata is a major employer.
Seirō has three public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.
- Seirō is not served by an passenger train routes.
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