Sanagōchi, Tokushima

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Sanagōchi
佐那河内村
Village
Sanagochi village hall
Sanagochi village hall
Location of Sanagōchi in Tokushima Prefecture
Location of Sanagōchi in Tokushima Prefecture
Sanagōchi is located in Japan
Sanagōchi
Sanagōchi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°0′N 134°27′E / 34.000°N 134.450°E / 34.000; 134.450Coordinates: 34°0′N 134°27′E / 34.000°N 134.450°E / 34.000; 134.450
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Tokushima Prefecture
District Myōdō
Area
 • Total 42.30 km2 (16.33 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 2,862
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Village of Sanagōchi

Sanagōchi (佐那河内村 Sanagōchi-son?) is a village located in Myōdō District, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the village has an estimated population of 2,862 and a density of 67.66 persons per km². The total area is 42.30 km². The area is known for its spelunking caves.

A famous local product is momo ichigo (ももいちご, 桃苺, literally "peach strawberry"), a type of strawberry which is renowned for its juiciness (hence ) retails for very high prices – a large strawberry can sell for upwards of 500 yen (over $6 at 2011 exchange rates).[1] Various sweets are made using it, such as chocolate and mochi-covered strawberries, and Häagen-Dazs Japan sells Momo Ichigo ice cream.

References[edit]

  1. ^ See イチゴ (Japanese) for further details.

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