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Sakaki Town Hall
Location of Sakaki in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||53.64 km2 (20.71 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||272/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Celtis sinensis|
|• Flowering Tree||Apple|
|Address||10050 Sakaki, Sakaki-machi, Hanishina-gun, Nagano-ken 389-0692|
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[update], 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).
Sakaki is located in the Toushin Region, or north-central region of Nagano Prefecture. The Chikuma River flows through the town.
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.
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.
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