Saiki, Ōita

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Saiki
佐伯市
City
Location of Saiki in Ōita Prefecture
Location of Saiki in Ōita Prefecture
Saiki is located in Japan
Saiki
Saiki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°58′N 131°54′E / 32.967°N 131.900°E / 32.967; 131.900Coordinates: 32°58′N 131°54′E / 32.967°N 131.900°E / 32.967; 131.900
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Ōita Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Yasuyoshi Nishijima
Area
 • Total 903.44 km2 (348.82 sq mi)
Population (May 2008)
 • Total 78,069
 • Density 86.4/km2 (224/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Oak
- Flower Yamazakura (Prunus jamasakura)
- Bird Japanese White-eye
- Fish Sea: Aji
River: Ayu
Address 1-1, Nakamura Minamimachi, Saiki-shi, Ōita-ken
876-8585
Phone number 0972-22-3111
Website City of Saiki

Saiki (佐伯市 Saiki-shi?) is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 29, 1941.

As of 2003, the former city had an estimated population of 49,183 and the population density of 249.19 persons per km². The total area was 197.37 km².

On March 3, 2005, Saiki absorbed the towns of Kamae, Kamiura, Tsurumi, Ume and Yayoi, and the villages Honjō, Naokawa and Yonōzu (all from Minamiamabe District) to create the new and expanded Saiki City.

As of 2008, the new city has an estimated population of 78,069 and a population density of 86.4 persons per km². The total area is 903.44 km², making it the largest city by area in Kyushu.

Sister city[edit]

In the sister city program, Saiki is twinned with the Australian port city Gladstone, Queensland, as well as a sister city with Handan, China. [1]

External links[edit]

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