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Shiraoka (白岡市, Shiraoka-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 51,684, and a population density of 2070 persons per km². Its total area is 24.92 square kilometres (9.62 sq mi).

Shiraoka

白岡市
Shiraoka City Hall
Shiraoka City Hall
Flag of Shiraoka
Flag
Official seal of Shiraoka
Seal
Location of Shiraoka in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Shiraoka in Saitama Prefecture
Shiraoka is located in Japan
Shiraoka
Shiraoka
Location of Shiraoka in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 36°1′8.6″N 139°40′37″E / 36.019056°N 139.67694°E / 36.019056; 139.67694Coordinates: 36°1′8.6″N 139°40′37″E / 36.019056°N 139.67694°E / 36.019056; 139.67694
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total24.92 km2 (9.62 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total51,684
 • Density2,070/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePine
- FlowerPyrus pyrifolia
Phone number0480-92-1111
Address432 Sendano, Shiraoka-shi, Saitama-ken 349-0215
Websitehttp://www.city.shiraoka.lg.jp/
Shiraoka Hachiman-gu

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GeographyEdit

Located in the flatlands eastern Saitama Prefecture, Shiraoka is approximately 40 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The villages of Shinozu and Oyama were created within Minamisaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On September 1, 1965 Shinozu and the neighboring village of Hikachi, together with a part of Oyama merged to form the town of Shiraoka. Shiraoka was elevated to city status on October 1, 2012.[1]

EconomyEdit

Shiraoka remains primarily an agricultural community; however due to its location, it is increasingly becoming a bedroom community for neighboring Saitama City and the Tokyo metropolis.

EducationEdit

Shiraoka has six elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school.

TransportationEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • Shiraoka Hachiman-gu

Noted people from ShiraokaEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit