Sakuho, Nagano

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Sakuho
佐久穂町
Town
Location of Sakuho in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Sakuho in Nagano Prefecture
Sakuho is located in Japan
Sakuho
Sakuho
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°10′N 138°29′E / 36.167°N 138.483°E / 36.167; 138.483Coordinates: 36°10′N 138°29′E / 36.167°N 138.483°E / 36.167; 138.483
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Kōshin'etsu
Prefecture Nagano Prefecture
Area
 • Total 188.13 km2 (72.64 sq mi)
Population (September 1, 2007)
 • Total 12,695
 • Density 67.48/km2 (174.8/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address 569 Ōaza Takano-machi, Sakuho-machi, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano-ken
384-0697
Phone number 0267-86-2525
Website Town of Sakuho

Sakuho (佐久穂町 Sakuho-machi?) is a town located in Minamisaku District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

On March 20, 2005 the town of Saku, and the village of Yachiho, both from Minamisaku District, to form the new town of Sakuho.

As of September 1, 2007, the town had a population of 12,695 and a density of 67.48 per km². The total area is 188.13 km².

Geography[edit]

Located in eastern Nagano prefecture, it stretches from west to east. It is situated in the Saku Basin, between the high peaks Mount Arafune and Mount Tateshina. The Chikuma River flows through, and the mountainous parts of the town are located in the Yatsugatake-Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park and the Myogi-Arafune-Saku Kogen Quasi-National Park.

Mountains: Mount Motegi

Rivers: Chikuma River, Ōishi River

Lakes: Futago Pond

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

External links[edit]

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