Saiki, Ōita

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Saiki
佐伯市
City
Saiki City
Saiki City
Flag of Saiki
Flag
Official seal of Saiki
Symbol
Location of Saiki in Ōita Prefecture
Location of Saiki in Ōita Prefecture
Saiki is located in Japan
Saiki
Saiki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°58′N 131°54′E / 32.967°N 131.900°E / 32.967; 131.900Coordinates: 32°58′N 131°54′E / 32.967°N 131.900°E / 32.967; 131.900
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Ōita Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Yasuyoshi Nishijima
Area
 • Total 903.44 km2 (348.82 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total 73,546
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Oak
 • Flower Yamazakura (Prunus jamasakura)
 • Bird Japanese white-eye
 • Fish Sea: Aji
River: Ayu
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1-1, Nakamura Minamimachi, Saiki-shi, Ōita-ken
876-8585
Website www.city.saiki.oita.jp

Saiki (佐伯市, Saiki-shi) is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 29, 1941.

On March 3, 2005, Saki merged with the towns of Kamae, Kamiura, Tsurumi, Ume and Yayoi, and the villages Honjō, Naokawa and Yonōzu (all from Minamiamabe District) to create the new and expanded Saiki City. Minamiamabe District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

As of March 2017, the new city has an estimated population of 73,546 (former city, 2003: 49,183) and a population density of 81 persons per km2.[1] The total area is 903.44 km2, making it the largest city by area in Kyushu.

Sister city[edit]

In the sister city program, Saiki is twinned with the Australian port city Gladstone, Queensland, as well as a sister city with Handan, China.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Saiki city" (in Japanese). Japan: Saiki City. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.hd.gov.cn/

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