Sakuho Town Hall
Location of Sakuho in Nagano Prefecture
|• Total||188.15 km2 (72.65 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2016)|
|• Density||58.9/km2 (153/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||569 Takano-machi, Sakuho-machi, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano-ken 384-0697|
Sakuho (佐久穂町 Sakuho-machi) is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016[update], 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).
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
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.
Sakuho has one public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the city government. The town does not have a high school.
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