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Sakae, Chiba

Sakae
栄町
Town
Sakae Town Office
Sakae Town Office
Flag of Sakae
Flag
Official seal of Sakae
Seal
Location of Sakae in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Sakae in Chiba Prefecture
Sakae is located in Japan
Sakae
Sakae
 
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
District Inba
Area
 • Total 32.46 km2 (12.53 sq mi)
Population (April 2012)
 • Total 21,961
 • Density 677/km2 (1,750/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camellia sasanqua
- Flower Gentiana scabra
Phone number 0476-95-1111
Address 1-2 Ajikidai Inba-gun, Sakae-machi, Chiba-ken 270-1592
Website Town of Sakae
Sakae Town Hall

Sakae (栄町 Sakae-machi) is a town located in Inba District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of April 2012, the town had an estimated population of 21,961 and a population density of 677 persons per km². The total area was 32.46 km².

Geography

Sakae is located in far northern Chiba Prefecture, in the flatlands bordering the Tone River.

Neighboring municipalities

History

Sakae village was founded on April1, 1889 through the merger of seven small hamlets in Shimohabu District. On the same day, Fukama Village in Inba District was founded through the merger of 15 small hamlets. On December 28, 1892, Sakae Village was promoted to town status and renamed Ajiki Town. On April 1, 1897, Shimohabu District was abolished, and Ajiki Town became part of Inba District. On December 1, 1955, the town of Ajiki and the village of Fukama merged to form the new town of Sakae. In a border of adjustment on January 1, 1956, Sakae annexed a portion of neighboring Kawachi, Ibaraki to gain its current borders.

Economy

Sakae is a regional commercial center with light manufacturing, primarily related to the food processing industries.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Local attractions

Noted people from Sakae

External links

  • Sakae official website in Japanese
  • English homepage on official website
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