Sanuki, Kagawa

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Sanuki
さぬき市
City
Flag of Sanuki
Flag
Official seal of Sanuki
Emblem
Location of Sanuki in Kagawa Prefecture
Location of Sanuki in Kagawa Prefecture
Sanuki is located in Japan
Sanuki
Sanuki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°19′12″N 134°10′46″E / 34.32000°N 134.17944°E / 34.32000; 134.17944Coordinates: 34°19′12″N 134°10′46″E / 34.32000°N 134.17944°E / 34.32000; 134.17944
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Kagawa Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Shigeki Oyama (since May 2006)
Area
 • Total 158.89 km2 (61.35 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2011)
 • Total 53,865
 • Density 339.01/km2 (878.0/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Pinus
 • Flower Cosmos
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address Shido 5385-8, Sanuki City, Kagawa Prefecture (香川県さぬき市志度町5385番地8)
769-2195

Sanuki (Japanese: さぬき市, Hepburn: Sanuki-shi) is a city located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 53,865, with 20,237 households and a population density of 339.01 persons per km². The total area is 158.81 km2 (61.32 sq mi).

The modern city of Sanuki was founded on April 1, 2002 and is the merger of five towns from the western part of the former Ōkawa District: Shido, Tsuda, Nagao, Sangawa and Ōkawa.[1][2]

Ōkubo-ji, the 88th and final temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage is within the city, also famous for Shido-ji and Nagao-ji. Nagao-ji holds Shamisen-mochitsuki, an annual New Year's event on January 2.[citation needed]

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Shido Temple, a famous Shikoku Pilgrimage site 
Nagao Temple, a Shikoku Pilgrimage site where the annual Shamisen-mochitsuki event is held. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weekly News." KSB.
  2. ^ Topics Sanuki-shi Official website in Japanese

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