Satte, Saitama

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Satte
幸手市
City
Satte City Hall
Satte City Hall
Flag of Satte
Flag
Official seal of Satte
Seal
Location of Satte in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Satte in Saitama Prefecture
Satte is located in Japan
Satte
Satte
Location of Satte in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 36°4′41.1″N 139°43′33.1″E / 36.078083°N 139.725861°E / 36.078083; 139.725861Coordinates: 36°4′41.1″N 139°43′33.1″E / 36.078083°N 139.725861°E / 36.078083; 139.725861
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 33.93 km2 (13.10 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 52,449
 • Density 1,550/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Podocarpus macrophyllus
- Flower Sakura
Phone number 0480-43-1111
Address 4-6-8 Higashi, Satte-shi, Saitama-ken 340-0192
Website Official website
Gongendō Park

Satte (幸手市 Satte-shi?) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 52,449 and a population density of 1550 persons per km². Its total area was 33.93 square kilometres (13.10 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Located in the flatlands far eastern Saitama Prefecture, Satte is at the convergence of Saitama, Chiba and Ibaraki Prefectures, at an average altitude of approximately twenty meters above sea level. The Edo River and the Naka River flow through the city, which is approximately 50 kilometers from downtown Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Kamakura period, Satte developed as a post town on the Kamakura Kaidō, and maintained that role through the Edo period with the Nikkō Kaidō and the Nikkō Onari Kaidō.

The town of Satte was created within Kitakatsushika District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was raised to city status on October 1, 1986.

Discussions to merge with neighboring Kuji and Washimiya in 2004 resulted in the selection of a new city name of Sakuranomiya (桜宮市?), but the merger never took place.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Satte is primarily agricultural.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Gongendo Tsutsumi (Japanese: 権現堂堤). About 1,000 Yoshino cherry trees are spread out over 1 km along the top of the levee of the Gongendo river. During cherry blossom season, many visitors from all over the prefecture and beyond come to enjoy the picturesque pink and yellow of cherry and rapeseed blossoms, and vendors set up stalls. The levee is also sown with hydrangea and red spider lilies, which bloom in the summer and fall.

Notable people from Satte[edit]

  • Kagami Yoshimizu, the creator of the Lucky Star series, was born in Satte. Although he has now moved out of Satte, his house is now the Lucky Star Museum, made to resemble Konata Izumi's (one of the main characters in the series) house.[1][2]

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