Sakai, Ibaraki

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Sakai
境町
Town
Sakai Town Hall
Sakai Town Hall
Flag of Sakai
Flag
Official seal of Sakai
Seal
Location of Sakai in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Sakai in Ibaraki Prefecture
Sakai is located in Japan
Sakai
Sakai
 
Coordinates: 36°06′30.5″N 139°47′41.8″E / 36.108472°N 139.794944°E / 36.108472; 139.794944Coordinates: 36°06′30.5″N 139°47′41.8″E / 36.108472°N 139.794944°E / 36.108472; 139.794944
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Ibaraki
District Sashima
Area
 • Total 46.59 km2 (17.99 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 24,598
 • Density 528/km2 (1,370/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus fragrans
- Flower Canna
Phone number 0280-81-1300
Address 391-1 Sakai-machi, Sashima-gun, Ibaraki-ken 306-0495
Website Official website

Sakai (境町 Sakai-machi?) is a town located in Sashima District, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 24,598 and a population density 528 persons per km². The total area was 46.59  km².

Geography[edit]

Sakai is located in the flatlands in the very western portion of Ibaraki Prefecture, bordered by Chiba Prefecture to the west. The Tone River, passes through the town.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Sakai was part of Shimosa Province and was transferred to Ibaraki Prefecture in 1875 after the start of the Meiji period. The area was organized into the town of Sakai with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

Sakai has five elementary schools, two middle school and one high school

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

At present, the town is not served by any passenger railway line.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Sakai[edit]

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