Sayō, Hyōgo

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Flag of Sayō
Location of Sayō in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Sayō in Hyōgo Prefecture
Sayō is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°0′N 134°21′E / 35.000°N 134.350°E / 35.000; 134.350Coordinates: 35°0′N 134°21′E / 35.000°N 134.350°E / 35.000; 134.350
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
District Sayō
 • Total 307.51 km2 (118.73 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2008)
 • Total 20,939
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Sayō
Public office

Sayō (佐用町 Sayō-chō?) is a town located in Sayō District, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 31, 2008, the town has an estimated population of 20,939. The total area is 307.51 km².

On October 1, 2005 the towns of Kōzuki, Mikazuki and Nankō, all from Sayō District were merged into Sayō.

In August 2009 around a dozen people in Sayo are dead or missing as a result of flash floods, according to NHK. According to the Japan Times, 390 homes were flooded.

Hirafuku, scenery of the ridge of Sayō River

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