Sakatejima

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Sakatejima
Native name: 坂手島
Sakate Island.jpg
Sakatejima
Geography
Location Mie Prefecture
Coordinates 34°29′5.3″N 136°51′34.1″E / 34.484806°N 136.859472°E / 34.484806; 136.859472
Area 0.51 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Coastline 3,800 m (12,500 ft)
Administration
Japan
Demographics
Population  460 (March 2011)
Pop. density 902 /km2 (2,336 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Japanese

Sakatejima (坂手島) also known as Sakate Sima, Sakate-jima, or Sakate-shima,[1] is an island located in Ise Bay off the east coast of central Honshu, Japan. It is administered as part of the city of Toba in Mie Prefecture. It is the smallest of the four inhabited islands of Toba, and is the closest of the four islands to the mainland. Landmarks in the area include Toba-kō and Nakanogō-eki. Time zone is Asia/Tokyo.[2]

Sakatejima is connected to mainland Toba by a public ferry. Most of the population is engaged in commercial fishing or fish processing, tourism, or commute to mainland Toba for work.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sakate-jima Longitude and Latitude - All About Countries". www.allaboutcountries.com. Archived from the original on 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Sakate-jima (Sakatejima) - Mie-ken Map, Weather and Photos - Japan: island - Lat:34.4833 and Long:136.867". www.getamap.net. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 

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