Sakahogi, Gifu

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Sakahogi
坂祝町
Town
Sakahogi Town Hall
Sakahogi Town Hall
Flag of  Sakahogi
Flag
Official seal of  Sakahogi
Seal
Location of Sakahogi in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Sakahogi in Gifu Prefecture
 Sakahogi is located in Japan
 Sakahogi
Sakahogi
 
Coordinates: 35°35′36.1″N 136°59′7.2″E / 35.593361°N 136.985333°E / 35.593361; 136.985333Coordinates: 35°35′36.1″N 136°59′7.2″E / 35.593361°N 136.985333°E / 35.593361; 136.985333
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu
District Kamo
Government
 • Mayor Muneyuki Minamiyama[1]
Area
 • Total 12.87 km2 (4.97 sq mi)
Population (December 1, 2017)
 • Total 8,188
 • Density 640/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
- Tree Nandina[2]
- Flower Salvia[2]
Phone number 0574-26-7111
Address Torikumi 46-18, Sakahogi-Chō, Kamo-gun, Gifu-ken 505-8501
Website Official website (in Japanese)
Panorama of Sakahogi

Sakahogi (坂祝町, Sakahogi-chō) is a town located in Kamo District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 December 2017, the town had an estimated population of 8,188 and a population density of 640 persons per km2, in 3262 households.[3] The total area of the town was 12.87 square kilometres (4.97 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Sakahogi is located on the edge of the Nōbi Plain in south-central Gifu Prefecture. The town has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Sakahogi is 15.3 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1975 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.9 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3.6 °C.[4]

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[5] the population of Sakahogi has remained steady over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 5,393
1980 6,366
1990 8,722
2000 8,853
2010 8,361

History[edit]

The area around Sakahogi was part of traditional Mino Province. During the Edo period, it part of Kamo District, and was tenryō directly controlled by the Tokugawa shogunate. During the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reforms, the area was organised into Kamo District, Gifu Prefecture. The village of Sakahogi was formed on April 1, 1897 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system by the merger of the hamlets of Sakakura, Torikumi, Ōhari, Kuroiwa, Fukagaya, Katsuyama and Fukada. In 1950 the Fukada part of Sakahogi was merged into the town of Ōta, now a part of Minokamo.[2] Sakahogi was raised to town status on October 1, 1968

Economy[edit]

The local economy is dominated by a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Motors, which assembles the Mitsubishi Pajero sport utility vehicle in Sakahogi.

Education[edit]

Sakahogi has one public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government. The town does not have a high school. The Nakanihon Automotive College is located in Sakahogi.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 坂祝町のプロフィール > 町長のあいさつ . Sakahogi official website (in Japanese). Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c トップページ(坂祝町のプロフィール) > 町の概要 . Sakahogi official website (in Japanese). Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Official home page(in Japanese)
  4. ^ Sakahogi climate data
  5. ^ Sakahogi population statistics

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