Sanuki, Kagawa

Sanuki (さぬき市, Sanuki-shi) is a city in eastern Kagawa Prefecture, Japan with a population of 46,723.[2] The city lies just east of the prefecture capital, Takamatsu. Sanuki stretches from the Seto Inland Sea in the north to the Sanuki Mountains and Tokushima Prefecture in the south.

Sanuki
さぬき市
Flag of Sanuki
Official seal of Sanuki
Location of Sanuki in Kagawa Prefecture
Location of Sanuki in Kagawa Prefecture
Sanuki is located in Japan
Sanuki
Sanuki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°19′12″N 134°10′46″E / 34.32000°N 134.17944°E / 34.32000; 134.17944Coordinates: 34°19′12″N 134°10′46″E / 34.32000°N 134.17944°E / 34.32000; 134.17944
CountryJapan
RegionShikoku
PrefectureKagawa Prefecture
Government
 • MayorShigeki Oyama (since May 2006)
Area
 • Total158.63 km2 (61.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)[2]
 • Total46,723
 • Density290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall addressShido 5385-8, Sanuki City, Kagawa Prefecture (香川県さぬき市志度町5385番地8)
769-2195
Symbols
FlowerCosmos
TreePinus

The city was created in 2002 by merging five former towns in western Ōkawa District (since dissolved): Shido, Tsuda, Nagao, Sangawa and Ōkawa.[3][4]

Ōkubo-ji, the 88th and final temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage is within the city, also famous for Shido-ji and Nagao-ji. Nagao-ji holds Shamisen-mochitsuki, an annual New Year's event on January 2.[citation needed]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Areas of prefectures, cities, etc". Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (in Japanese). Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism. January 1, 2021. p. 64. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Population Statistics for September 1, 2020" (in Japanese). Kagawa Prefectural Government. September 1, 2020. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  3. ^ "Weekly News." KSB.
  4. ^ Topics Sanuki-shi Official website in Japanese

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