Sakado, Saitama

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Sakado
坂戸市
City
Flag of Sakado
Flag
Location of Sakado in
Location of Sakado in
Sakado is located in Japan
Sakado
Sakado
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°57′N 139°24′E / 35.950°N 139.400°E / 35.950; 139.400Coordinates: 35°57′N 139°24′E / 35.950°N 139.400°E / 35.950; 139.400
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Hitoshi Iri
(3rd term since May 2000)
Area
 • Total 40.97 km2 (15.82 sq mi)
Population (1 July 2009)
 • Total 100,942
 • Density 2,464/km2 (6,380/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Area code(s) 049
Symbols
- Tree Japanese cherry
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Address 1-1-1 Chiyoda, Sakado-shi, Saitama-ken
350-0292
Phone number 049-283-1331
Website City of Sakado

Sakado (坂戸市 Sakado-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Sakado was formerly a town who elevated to city status on September 1, 1976.

As of July 1, 2009, the city has an estimated population of 100,942, with 41,669 households and a population density of 2,464 persons per km². The total area is 40.97 km².

Adjoining cities and towns[edit]

Railway stations[edit]

The city is served by three railway stations on the Tōbu Tōjō Line from Ikebukuro: Wakaba, Sakado, and Kita-Sakado, and also Nishi-Ōya Station on the Tōbu Ogose Line.

Education[edit]

High schools[edit]

Universities[edit]

Events and attractions[edit]

An annual Yosakoi festival has been held in Sakado in August since 2001.[1]

Xien Ten Gong, the largest Taoist temple in Japan, is located in Sakado.[2]

City mascot[edit]

The city mascot "Sakacchi" (さかっち?) was created in 2006 to mark the 30th anniversary of Sakado gaining city status.[3]

Sister cities[edit]

Sakado has one sister city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sakado Yosakoi official website Retrieved on 8 August 2009 (Japanese)
  2. ^ 地域ニュース: 聖天宮 [Local News: Xien Ten Gong] (in Japanese). Japan: Koedo Net. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Sakado Yosakoi: All about Sakacchi Retrieved on 8 August 2009 (Japanese)
  4. ^ 姉妹都市 [Sister cities] (in Japanese). Japan: Sakado City. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Sakado, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons