Sakuho, Nagano

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Sakuho
佐久穂町
Town
Sakuho Town Hall
Sakuho Town Hall
Flag of Sakuho
Flag
Official seal of Sakuho
Seal
Location of Sakuho in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Sakuho in Nagano Prefecture
Sakuho is located in Japan
Sakuho
Sakuho
 
Coordinates: 36°9′39.5″N 138°29′0.1″E / 36.160972°N 138.483361°E / 36.160972; 138.483361Coordinates: 36°9′39.5″N 138°29′0.1″E / 36.160972°N 138.483361°E / 36.160972; 138.483361
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Minamisaku
Area
 • Total 188.15 km2 (72.65 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 11,091
 • Density 58.9/km2 (153/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols  
Phone number 0267-86-2525
Address 569 Takano-machi, Sakuho-machi, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano-ken 384-0697
Website http://www.town.sakuho.nagano.jp/
Shirakoma Pond in Sakuho

Sakuho (佐久穂町, Sakuho-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 11,091, and a population density of 58.9 persons per km². Its total area is 188.15 square kilometres (72.65 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Yoji Dam in the town

Located in eastern Nagano prefecture, Sakuho stretches from west to east. It is situated in the Saku Basin, between the high peaks Mount Arafune and Mount Tateshina. The Shinano River flows through, and the mountainous parts of the town are located in the Yatsugatake-Chushin Kogen Quasi-National Park and the Myogi-Arafune-Saku Kogen Quasi-National Park.

  • Mountains: Mount Morai
  • Rivers: Chikuma River, Ōishi River, Nukui River
  • Lakes: Futago Pond, Shirakoma Pond

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Sakuho was part of ancient Shinano Province. The modern town of Sakuho was created by the merger of the town of Saku and the village of Yachiho on March 20, 2005.

Education[edit]

Sakuho has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the city government. The town does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

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