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Sayō, Hyōgo

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Sayō, Hyōgo

Flag of Sayō
Location of Sayō in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Sayō in Hyōgo Prefecture
Sayō is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
District Sayō
 • Total 307.51 km2 (118.73 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2008)
 • Total 20,939
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Sayō
Public office

Sayō (佐用町 Sayō-chō) is a town located in Sayō District, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 31, 2008, the town has an estimated population of 20,939. The total area is 307.51 km².

On October 1, 2005 the towns of Kōzuki, Mikazuki and Nankō, all from Sayō District were merged into Sayō.

In August 2009 around a dozen people in Sayo are dead or missing as a result of flash floods, according to NHK. According to the Japan Times, 390 homes were flooded.

Hirafuku, scenery of the ridge of Sayō River

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Sayō official website (Japanese)

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