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
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureIbaraki
DistrictSashima
Area
 • Total46.59 km2 (17.99 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total24,598
 • Density528/km2 (1,370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeOsmanthus fragrans
- FlowerCanna
Phone number0280-81-1300
Address391-1 Sakai-machi, Sashima-gun, Ibaraki-ken 306-0495
Websitehttp://www.town.sakai.ibaraki.jp/

Sakai (境町, Sakai-machi) is a town located in 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 is 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 Shimōsa 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]

Sister city[edit]

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ PIO Department (6 March 2018). "Mayor of Sakai Town in Japan, Other Officials, Visit Sister City Marikina". Marikina City. Marikina City. Retrieved 1 July 2018.

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