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For other uses, see Sano (disambiguation).
Location of Sano in Tochigi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Masahide Okabe|
|• Total||356.07 km2 (137.48 sq mi)|
|Population (February 1, 2012)|
|• Density||348.25/km2 (902.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Mandarin Duck|
|Address||1, Takasagochō, Sano-shi, Tochigi-ken
|Website||City of Sano|
Sano can easily be accessed using the JR line.
- 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.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Sano is twinned with:
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