Saikai, Nagasaki

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Flag of Saikai
Location of Saikai in Nagasaki Prefecture
Location of Saikai in Nagasaki Prefecture
Saikai is located in Japan
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
 • Total 241.95 km2 (93.42 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2009)
 • Total 32,107
 • Density 133/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address 857-2302
Phone number 0959-37-0011
Website City of Saikai

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

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.

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