Sakutō, Okayama

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Sakutō
作東町
Former municipality
Former Sakutō town hall
Former Sakutō town hall
Sakutō is located in Japan
Sakutō
Sakutō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°1′16.3″N 134°13′52.6″E / 35.021194°N 134.231278°E / 35.021194; 134.231278Coordinates: 35°1′16.3″N 134°13′52.6″E / 35.021194°N 134.231278°E / 35.021194; 134.231278
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
District Aida
Merged March 31, 2005
(now part of Mimasaka)
Area
 • Total 109.03 km2 (42.10 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 7,577
 • Density 69.49/km2 (180.0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Maple
- Flower Cherry blossom

Sakutō (作東町 Sakutō-chō?) was a town located in Aida District, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 7,577 and a density of 69.49 persons per km². The total area was 109.03 km².

On March 31, 2005, Sakutō, along with the towns of Mimasaka (former), Aida and Ōhara, the village of Higashiawakura (all from Aida District), and the town of Katsuta (from Katsuta District), was merged to create the city of Mimasaka.

Geography[edit]

Adjoining municipalities[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Emi Elementary School
  • Doi Elementary School
  • Awai Elementary School
  • Yoshino Elementary School (Closure in 2008)
  • Sakutō Junior High School
  • Okayama Prefectural Emi Commercial High School (Closure in 2009)

Sister cities[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

Road[edit]

Notable places and events[edit]

Valentine Park Sakutō
  • Valentine Park Sakutō

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