Saikai, Nagasaki

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Saikai
西海市
City
Saikai City
Saikai City
Flag of Saikai
Flag
Official seal of Saikai
Symbol
Location of Saikai in Nagasaki Prefecture
Location of Saikai in Nagasaki Prefecture
Saikai is located in Japan
Saikai
Saikai
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°56′N 129°39′E / 32.933°N 129.650°E / 32.933; 129.650Coordinates: 32°56′N 129°39′E / 32.933°N 129.650°E / 32.933; 129.650
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Nagasaki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 242.01 km2 (93.44 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total 28,815
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 857-2302
Website www.city.saikai.nagasaki.jp

Saikai (西海市, Saikai-shi) is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 2017, the city has an estimated population of 28,815 and a population density of 4,700 persons per km2. The total area is 242.01 km2.[1]

The modern city of Saikai was established on April 1, 2005, from the merger of five towns on the northern tip of Nishisonogi Peninsula: the former town of Saikai, Ōseto, Ōshima, Sakito and Seihi (all from Nishisonogi District). Its city hall is the former town hall of Ōseto.

The economy of the towns in this area were dominated by fishing and whaling in the Edo period, and coal mining in the Meiji period. The area is now primarily agricultural, with forestry products and tourism also of importance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Saikai city" (in Japanese). Japan: Saikai City. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 

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