Sakae, Nagano

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Sakae
栄村
Village
Sakae Village Hall
Sakae Village Hall
Flag of Sakae
Flag
Official seal of Sakae
Seal
Location of Sakae in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Sakae in Nagano Prefecture
Sakae is located in Japan
Sakae
Sakae
 
Coordinates: 36°59′15.8″N 138°34′38″E / 36.987722°N 138.57722°E / 36.987722; 138.57722Coordinates: 36°59′15.8″N 138°34′38″E / 36.987722°N 138.57722°E / 36.987722; 138.57722
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Shimominochi
Area
 • Total 271.66 km2 (104.89 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 1,897
 • Density 6.98/km2 (18.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Paulownia tomentosa
• Flower Erythronium japonicum
• Bird Dollarbird
Phone number 0269-87-3111
Address 3433 Hokushin, Sakae-mura, Shimominochi-gun, Nagano-ken 389-2792
Website http://www.vill.sakae.nagano.jp/
Akiyama hamlet in Sakae

Sakae (栄村, Sakae-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 1,897, and a population density of 6.98 persons per km². Its total area is 271.66 square kilometres (104.89 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Sakae is located in mountainous far northeastern Nagano Prefecture, bordered by Gunma Prefecture to the east and Niigata Prefecture to the north. The village is located in an area of severe winters with extremely heavy snowfall. The Chikuma River flows from west to east through the northern part of the village. Mount Naeba (2145 meters) is on the border of the village with Niigata Prefecture.

Through the northern part of the village, the JR Iiyama Line runs along the Chikuma River valley. The southern part of the village includes the remote area of Akiyama-go.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Sakae was part of ancient Shinano Province. The village of Minochi in Shimominochi District and Sakai in Shimotakai District were established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system. The two villages merged on September 30, 1956.

Education[edit]

Sakae has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

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