Sakaki, Nagano

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sakaki
坂城町
Town
Sakaki Town Hall
Sakaki Town Hall
Flag of Sakaki
Flag
Official seal of Sakaki
Seal
Location of Sakaki in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Sakaki in Nagano Prefecture
Sakaki is located in Japan
Sakaki
Sakaki
 
Coordinates: 36°27′42.5″N 138°10′48.4″E / 36.461806°N 138.180111°E / 36.461806; 138.180111Coordinates: 36°27′42.5″N 138°10′48.4″E / 36.461806°N 138.180111°E / 36.461806; 138.180111
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Hanishina
Area
 • Total 53.64 km2 (20.71 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 14,580
 • Density 272/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Celtis sinensis
• Flower Rose
• Flowering Tree Apple
Phone number 0268-82-3111
Address 10050 Sakaki, Sakaki-machi, Hanishina-gun, Nagano-ken 389-0692
Website www.town.sakaki.nagano.jp
Showa Bridge over the Chikuma River in Sakaki

Sakaki (坂城町?, Sakaki-machi) is a town located in Hanishina District in north-central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 14,580 and a population density of 272 persons per km². Its total area was 53.64 square kilometres (20.71 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Sakaki is located in the Toushin Region, or north-central region of Nagano Prefecture. The Chikuma River flows through the town.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Economy[edit]

Takeuchi Manufacturing, a construction equipment manufacturer, has its headquarters in the city.[1]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Sakaki was part of ancient Shinano Province. The area was part of the holdings of the short-lived Sakaki Domain (1683-1702) during the early Edo period, and was thereafter tenryō territory controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate until the Meiji restoration. The modern village of Sakakimwas established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system and was elevated to town status on July 12, 1904. The town annexed the neighboring villages of Nakanojō and Nanjō on April 1, 1955 and the village of Murakami from neighboring Sarashina District on April 1, 1960.

Education[edit]

Sakaki has three public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the town government, and one high school operated the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Profile." Takeuchi Manufacturing. Retrieved on September 17, 2015.

External links[edit]