Sakado, Saitama

Sakado (坂戸市, Sakado-shi) is a city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 101,638, and a population density of 2480 persons per km². Its total area is 41.02 square kilometres (15.84 sq mi).

Sakado

坂戸市
Sakado city hall
Sakado city hall
Flag of Sakado
Flag
Official seal of Sakado
Seal
Location of Sakado in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Sakado in Saitama Prefecture
Sakado is located in Japan
Sakado
Sakado
 
Coordinates: 35°57′26.1″N 139°24′10.9″E / 35.957250°N 139.403028°E / 35.957250; 139.403028Coordinates: 35°57′26.1″N 139°24′10.9″E / 35.957250°N 139.403028°E / 35.957250; 139.403028
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total41.02 km2 (15.84 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total101,638
 • Density2,480/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeSakura
- FlowerSatsuki azalea
Phone number049-283-1331
Address1-1-1 Chiyoda, Sakado-shi, Saitama-ken 350-0292
Websitehttp://www.city.sakado.lg.jp/

GeographyEdit

Sakado is located in the geographic center of Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Sakado-juku was a post station on the Nikkō Wakiōkan highway connecting Hachiōji with Nikkō from the Muromachi period onwards. During the late Edo period and early Meiji period, the area was noted for sericulture. The village of Sakado was created within Iruma District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889 and was elevated to city status on December 10, 1896. On July 1, 1954, Sakado annexed the neighboring villages of Miyoshino, Issai, Oya and Suguro. On September 1, 1976, Sakado was elevated to city status.

EconomyEdit

Sakado is a regional commercial center with some light and precision manufacturing and food processing.

EducationEdit

UniversitiesEdit

High schoolsEdit

Elementary and junior high schoolsEdit

Sakado has 13 elementary schools and seven junior high schools.[citation needed]

TransportationEdit

RailEdit

HighwayEdit

Sister city relationsEdit

City mascotEdit

The city mascot "Sakacchi" (さかっち) was created in 2006 to mark the 30th anniversary of Sakado gaining city status.[2]

Local attractionsEdit

 
Sakado Xien Ten Gong
  • Yosakoi festival held annually in Sakado in August since 2001.[3]
  • Xien Ten Gong, the largest Taoist temple in Japan, is located in Sakado.[4]

Notable people from SakadoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 姉妹都市 [Sister cities] (in Japanese). Japan: Sakado City. Archived from the original on 2008-02-24. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  2. ^ Sakado Yosakoi: All about Sakacchi Archived 2009-08-27 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 8 August 2009 (in Japanese)
  3. ^ Sakado Yosakoi official website Archived 2009-08-09 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 8 August 2009 (in Japanese)
  4. ^ 地域ニュース: 聖天宮 [Local News: Xien Ten Gong] (in Japanese). Japan: Koedo Net. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2011.

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