Sano, Tochigi

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Sano
佐野市
City
Flag of Sano
Flag
Location of Sano in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Sano in Tochigi Prefecture
Sano is located in Japan
Sano
Sano
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°19′N 139°35′E / 36.317°N 139.583°E / 36.317; 139.583Coordinates: 36°19′N 139°35′E / 36.317°N 139.583°E / 36.317; 139.583
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Masahide Okabe
Area
 • Total 356.07 km2 (137.48 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2012)
 • Total 124,001
 • Density 348.25/km2 (902.0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Pine
- Flower Katakuri
- Bird Mandarin Duck
Address 1, Takasagochō, Sano-shi, Tochigi-ken
327-0022
Phone number 0283-24-5111
Website City of Sano

Sano (佐野市 Sano-shi?) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

Sano took its current form on February 28, 2005 when the old city of Sano absorbed the towns of Kuzu and Tanuma (both from Aso District) to create the new and expanded city of Sano.

The city is known for its Outlet Mall and ramen. Sano also has become the headquarters of the Japanese Cricket Association and has hosted a number of cricket games between international teams.

Sano can easily be accessed using the JR line.

As of February 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 124,001, with 48,737 households and a population density of 348.25 persons per km². The total area is 356.07 km2 (137.48 sq mi).

Municipal Timeline[edit]

  • April 1, 1943 - The city of Sano was created when 3 towns and 3 villages (all from Aso District) were merged and gained city status.
  • January 1, 1955 - The city absorbed the village of Inazuma (from Ashikaga District).
  • April 1, 1955 - The city absorbed the town of Akami (from Aso District).
  • 1969 - Became a sister city of Hikone from Shiga Prefecture.
  • 1994 - Became a sister city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  • February 28, 2005 - Sano absorbed the towns of Kuzu and Tanuma (both from Aso District) to created the new and expanded city of Sano.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Sano is twinned with:

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City Hall
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Population distribution of Sano

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