Sabae, Fukui

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Sabae

鯖江市
Sabae City Hall
Sabae City Hall
Flag of Sabae
Flag
Official seal of Sabae
Seal
Location of Sabae in Fukui Prefecture
Location of Sabae in Fukui Prefecture
Sabae is located in Japan
Sabae
Sabae
 
Coordinates: 35°57′23.3″N 136°11′3.4″E / 35.956472°N 136.184278°E / 35.956472; 136.184278Coordinates: 35°57′23.3″N 136°11′3.4″E / 35.956472°N 136.184278°E / 35.956472; 136.184278
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Hokuriku)
PrefectureFukui
Government
 • - MayorHyakuo Makino (since October 2004)
Area
 • Total84.59 km2 (32.66 sq mi)
Population
(June 2018)
 • Total69,338
 • Density820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
-TreeSakura
-FlowerAzalea
-BirdAix galericulata
Phone number0778-51-2200
AddressNishiyamacho 13-1, Sabae-shi, Fukui-ken 916-8666
Websitewww.city.sabae.fukui.jp

Sabae (鯖江市, Sabae-shi) is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 June 2018, the city had an estimated population of 69,338 in 24,167 households and the population density of 820 persons per km².[1] The total area of the city was 84.59 square kilometres (32.66 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Sabae is located in central Fukui Prefecture, bordered by the city Fukui to the north and Echizen to the south.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Sabae has a Humid climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm, wet summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Sabae is 14.3 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2417 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.8 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3.0 °C.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Sabae has grown steady over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 52,612
1980 59,579
1990 62,283
2000 64,898
2010 67,450

History[edit]

Sabae is part of ancient Echizen Province. During the Edo period, the area was part of the holdings of Sabae Domain. Following the Meiji restoration, it was organised into part of Imadate District in Fukui Prefecture. With the establishment of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889, the town of Sabae was established. It merged with the villages of Shinyokoe and Funatsu in 1948, and with the villages of Shinmei, Katakami, Nakagawa, and the villages of Tachimachi, Yoshikawa and Yutaka from Nyū District to form the city of Sabae on January 15, 1955. The city annexed the village of Kawada in March 1957. In 1995, the city was host to the World Gymnastics Championships

Government[edit]

Sabae has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 20 members.

Economy[edit]

Sabae is one of the largest manufacturing centers of eyeglass frames in Japan.[4] Sabae is also home to a significant chemical and rayon industry.

Education[edit]

Sabae has 12 public elementary schools and three middle schools operated by the city government, and two public high schools operated by the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education. The National Institute of Technology, Fukui College (NIT-Fukui), operated by the national government, is also located in Sabae.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official statistics of Sabae City" (in Japanese). Japan: Sabae City. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. ^ Sabae climate data
  3. ^ Sabae population statistics
  4. ^ Lewis, Leo (April 4, 2018). "Made in Japan: can handcrafted glasses survive an automated world?". Financial Times. Retrieved June 3, 2018.

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