Location of Sabae in Fukui Prefecture
|• Mayor||Hyakuo Makino (since October 2004)|
|• Total||84.75 km2 (32.72 sq mi)|
|Population (June 1, 2011)|
|• Density||810.65/km2 (2,099.6/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Cherry blossom|
|• Bird||Aix galericulata|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||Nishiyamacho 13-1, Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture (福井県鯖江市西山町13番地１号)
Sabae is one of the largest manufacturing centers of eyeglass frames in Japan. Sabae is also home to a significant chemical and rayon industry.
Nishiyama koen (West Mountain Park) is particularly beautiful in springtime, when hundreds of azaleas trees bloom on the slopes. The effect turns the park into a glorious island of pink blossoms in an otherwise drab industrial city.
The ruins of Mitsumine Castle are located within the city.
- Sabae City official website (Japanese)
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