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Sakura (さくら市, Sakura-shi) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 44,848 and a population density of 357 persons per km². Its total area was 125.63  km².

Sakura
さくら市
City
Sakura City Hall
Sakura City Hall
Flag of Sakura
Flag
Official seal of Sakura
Seal
Location of Sakura in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Sakura in Tochigi Prefecture
Sakura is located in Japan
Sakura
Sakura
 
Coordinates: 36°41′7″N 139°57′59.1″E / 36.68528°N 139.966417°E / 36.68528; 139.966417Coordinates: 36°41′7″N 139°57′59.1″E / 36.68528°N 139.966417°E / 36.68528; 139.966417
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
Area
 • Total 125.63 km2 (48.51 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 44,848
 • Density 357/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Wagtail
Phone number 028-681-1111
Address 2771 Ujiie, Sakura-shi, Tochigi-ken 329-1311
Website Official website

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GeographyEdit

Sakura is located in central-east Tochigi Prefecture, at the far-northern portion of the Kantō plains.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The modern city of Sakura was established on March 28, 2005 with the merger of the towns of Kitsuregawa and Ujiie (both from Shioya District).

EconomyEdit

Agriculture, primarily rice cultivation, is a mainstay of the local economy. The city is increasingly a bedroom community for nearby Utsunomiya.

EducationEdit

Sakura also has six primary schools, two middle schools and one high school.

TransportationEdit

Local attractionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Liedtke, Walter A.; Plomp, Michiel; Rüger, Axel (2001). Vermeer and the Delft School. Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 610. ISBN 978-0-87099-973-4. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sakura, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons