Sabae, Fukui

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Sabae
鯖江市
City
Flag of Sabae
Flag
Location of Sabae in Fukui Prefecture
Location of Sabae in Fukui Prefecture
Sabae is located in Japan
Sabae
Sabae
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°57′12″N 136°11′13″E / 35.95333°N 136.18694°E / 35.95333; 136.18694Coordinates: 35°57′12″N 136°11′13″E / 35.95333°N 136.18694°E / 35.95333; 136.18694
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Fukui Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Hyakuo Makino (since October 2004)
Area
 • Total 84.75 km2 (32.72 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2011)
 • Total 68,703
 • Density 810.65/km2 (2,099.6/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Cherry blossom
- Flower Azalea
- Bird Aix galericulata
Address Nishiyamacho 13-1, Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture (福井県鯖江市西山町13番地1号)
916-8666
Phone number 81-(0)778-51-2200

Sabae (鯖江市 Sabae-shi?) is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on January 15, 1955.

As of June 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 68,703, with 22,229 households and a population density of 810.65 persons per km². The total area is 84.75 km².

City office

Economy[edit]

Sabae is one of the largest manufacturing centers of eyeglass frames in Japan. Sabae is also home to a significant chemical and rayon industry.

Sport[edit]

In 1995, the city was host to the World Gymnastics Championships (Sun Dome Fukui).

Parks[edit]

Nishiyama koen (West Mountain Park) is particularly beautiful in springtime, when hundreds of azaleas trees bloom on the slopes. The effect turns the park into a glorious island of pink blossoms in an otherwise drab industrial city.[citation needed]

Ancient sites[edit]

The ruins of Mitsumine Castle are located within the city.

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