Kamisato town office
Location of Kamisato in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||29.18 km2 (11.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,040/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Flower||Salvia splendens|
|Address||982 Shichihongi, Kamisato-machi, Kodama-gun, Saitama-ken 369-0392|
Kamisato (上里町, Kamisato-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 30,434, and a population density of 1040 persons per km². Its total area is 29.18 square kilometres (11.27 sq mi).
Kamisato is located on the extreme northwestern border of Saitama Prefecture, separated from Gunma Prefecture by the Kanna River, and isolated from the remainder of Saitama by the Chichibu Mountains.
Kamisato village was created on May 3, 1954 by the merger of the villages of Jimbohara, Kami, Shichihongi and Nagahata, all from within Kodama District. Kamisato was elevated to town status on November 3, 1971.
Kamisato has a large industrial park in the southeastern corner; however, many people commute to neighboring Takasaki or Fujioka.
Media related to Kamisato, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons
- Official Website (in Japanese)