Shirosato (城里町, Shirosato-machi) is a town located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 July 2020[update], the town had an estimated population of 18,128 in 7214 households and a population density of 112 persons per km². The percentage of the population aged over 65 was 37.6%. The total area of the town is 161.80 square kilometres (62.47 sq mi).
|• Total||161.80 km2 (62.47 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Castanopsis sieboldii|
|- Flower||Lilium auratum|
|- Bird||Japanese bush warbler|
|Address||1428-25 Ishizuka, Shirosato-machi, Higashiibaraki-gun, Ibaraki-ken 311-4391|
Located in central-west Ibaraki Prefecture, Shinsato is bordered by Tochigi Prefecture to the west. The Naka River passes through the town.
Shirosato has a Humid continental climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Shirosato is 13.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1390 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.2 °C, and lowest in January, at around 2.8 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Shirosato has remained fairly stable for the past 40 years.
Shirosato has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral town council of 14 members. Shirosato, together with city of Mito, contributes seven members to the Ibaraki Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Ibaraki 1st district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.
The economy of Shirosato is primarily agricultural.
Shirosato has five public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Ibaraki Prefectural Board of Education.
- Shirosato does not have any passenger train service.
Noted people from ShirosatoEdit
- Akihiro Ohata, politician
Media related to Shirosato, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons
- Official Website (in Japanese)