Seirō (聖籠町, Seirō-machi) is a town located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 July 2019, the town had an estimated population of 14,025 in 4715 households,[1] 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

聖籠町
Seirō town hall
Seirō town hall
Flag of Seirō
Flag
Official seal of Seirō
Seal
Location of Seirō in Niigata Prefecture
Location of Seirō in Niigata Prefecture
Seirō is located in Japan
Seirō
Seirō
 
Coordinates: 37°58′28.3″N 139°16′27.3″E / 37.974528°N 139.274250°E / 37.974528; 139.274250Coordinates: 37°58′28.3″N 139°16′27.3″E / 37.974528°N 139.274250°E / 37.974528; 139.274250
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu) (Hokuriku)
PrefectureNIigata
DistrictKitakanbara
Area
 • Total37.58 km2 (14.51 sq mi)
Population
 (July 1, 2019)
 • Total14,025
 • Density370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeJapanese black pine
• FlowerRosa rugosa
Phone number0254-27-2111
Address1635-4 Suwayama, Seirō-machi, Kitakanbara-gun, Niigata-ken 957-0192
WebsiteOfficial website
Port of Niigata

GeographyEdit

Seirō is located in central Niigata Prefecture, sandwiched between the cities of Niigata and Shibata, with a small coastline on the Sea of Japan.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

ClimateEdit

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.[2]

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Seirō has grown slightly over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 11,760
1980 12,232
1990 12,290
2000 13,313
2010 13,724

HistoryEdit

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.

EconomyEdit

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.

EducationEdit

Seirō has three public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

  • Seirō is not served by an passenger train routes.

HighwayEdit

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