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Sakae Village Hall
Location of Sakae in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||271.66 km2 (104.89 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||6.98/km2 (18.1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Paulownia tomentosa|
|• Flower||Erythronium japonicum|
|Address||3433 Hokushin, Sakae-mura, Shimominochi-gun, Nagano-ken 389-2792|
Sakae (栄村 Sakae-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], 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).
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.
- Nagano Prefecture
- Gunma Prefecture
- Niigata Prefecture
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.
Sakae has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the village government. The village does not have a high school.
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