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Shiraoka

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Shiraoka is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 51,684 and a population density of 2070 persons per km². Its total area was 24.92sqkm.GeographyLocated in the flatlands eastern Saitama Prefecture, Shiraoka is approximately 40 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.Surrounding municipalities Saitama Prefecture Kasukabe Saitama Kuki Hasuda MiyoshiHistoryThe 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.EconomyShiraoka 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.EducationShiraoka has six elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school.TransportationRailway JR East - Utsunomiya Line -
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