Sanbu District ( is a 山武郡 Sanbu-gun) district located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of January 2013, the district had a [1 ] population of 49,488 and a population density of 369 persons per km². The total area is 134.1 square kilometres (51.8 sq mi).
Towns and villages [ edit ]
Elevation of Ōamishirasato to city status [ edit ]
Ōamishirasato, formerly a town in Sanbu District, was elevated to city status on January 1, 2013, and is no longer part of Sanbu District. [2 ] [3 ] [4 ]
History [ edit ]
During the early
Meiji period establishment of the municipality system on April 1, 1889, the districts of Yamabe District ( with 3 towns and 14 villages, and Musha District 山辺郡 Yamabe-gun) ( with 1 towns and 14 villages were created in what was formerly the north-eastern portion of 武射郡 Musha-gun) Kazusa Province. The two districts were formally merged into the new Sanbu District on April 1, 1897.
Mergers [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "山武郡" [Sanbu District]. Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 173191044. dlc 2009238904 . Retrieved 2012-12-07.
^ Ishii, Sōseki, ed. (May 2012). "平成25年１月１日 大網白里市誕生に向けて" [Toward the formation of the city of Ōamishirasato on Jan. 1, 2013]. Hōkoku Ōamishirasato (in Japanese) (Ōamishirasato-machi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan: Ōamishirasato-machi, Hissho Kōhōka, Kōhō Tōkeihan) (541): 2 . Retrieved 5/10/2012.
^ Yoshimura, Kenji (3/2/2012). "大網白里町:名称「大網白里市」に来年１月" [Town of Ōamishirasato will be named "City of Ōamishirasato" in January 2013]. Mainichi Shinbun (in Japanese) (Tokyo: Mainichi Newspapers). OCLC 10684368 . Retrieved 5/10/2012.
^ "新市へ５８年の歴史に幕 大網白里町で閉町式" [After 58 Years, a New City: a Ceremony for the Closing of the Town of Ōamishirasato]. Chiba Nippo (in Japanese) (Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan: Chiba Nippo Co., Ltd.). 2012-12-29 . Retrieved 2012-12-31.
Coordinates: 35°38′17″N 140°30′50″E / 35.638°N 140.514°E