Sayō, Hyōgo

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Sayō

佐用町
Town
Sayo Town Hall
Sayo Town Hall
Flag of Sayō
Flag
Official seal of Sayō
Chapter
Location of Sayō in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Sayō in Hyōgo Prefecture
Sayō is located in Japan
Sayō
Sayō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°0′N 134°21′E / 35.000°N 134.350°E / 35.000; 134.350Coordinates: 35°0′N 134°21′E / 35.000°N 134.350°E / 35.000; 134.350
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureHyōgo Prefecture
DistrictSayō
Government
 • MayorNoriaki Anzako
Area
 • Total307.51 km2 (118.73 sq mi)
Population
 (April 30, 2017)
 • Total17,505
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeGingko biloba
 • FlowerSunflower
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Websitewww.town.sayo.lg.jp

Sayō (佐用町, Sayō-chō) is a town located in Sayō District, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

As of April 30, 2017, the town has an estimated population of 17,505.[1] The total area is 307.51 km².

On October 1, 2005 the towns of Kōzuki, Mikazuki and Nankō, all from Sayō District were merged into Sayō.

History[edit]

Debris in Sayo after Tropical Storm Etau

In August 2009, around a dozen people in Sayo are dead or missing as a result of flash floods due to Tropical Storm Etau, according to NHK. According to the Japan Times, 390 homes were flooded.

Gallery[edit]

Hirafuku, scenery of the ridge of Sayō River

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Sayō Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Sayō Town. Retrieved 13 May 2017.

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