Sayō, Hyōgo

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Sayō
佐用町
Town
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
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
District Sayō
Area
 • Total 307.51 km2 (118.73 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2017)
 • Total 17,505
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.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.

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

Public office
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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