Sakado city hall
Location of Sakado in Saitama Prefecture
|Coordinates: 35°57′26.1″N 139°24′10.9″E / 35.957250°N 139.403028°ECoordinates: 35°57′26.1″N 139°24′10.9″E / 35.957250°N 139.403028°E|
|• Total||41.02 km2 (15.84 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||2,480/km2 (6,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Satsuki azalea|
|Address||1-1-1 Chiyoda, Sakado-shi, Saitama-ken 350-0292|
Sakado (坂戸市 Sakado-shi) is a city in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of 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 was 41.02 square kilometres (15.84 sq mi).
Sakado is located in the geographic center of Saitama Prefecture.
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.
Sakado is a regional commercial center with some light and precision manufacturing and food processing.
- Sakado High School
- Sakado Nishi High School
- Senior High School at Sakado, University of Tsukuba
- Yamamura International High School
Elementary and junior high schools
Sakado has 13 elementary schools and seven junior high schools.
- Kan-Etsu Expressway – Sakado-Nishi Smart Interchange
- Ken-Ō Expressway – Sakado Interchange
- National Route 407
Sister city relations
- Dothan, Alabama, USA (since March 1988)
- Yosakoi festival held annually in Sakado in August since 2001.
- Xien Ten Gong, the largest Taoist temple in Japan, is located in Sakado.
Notable people from Sakado
- Miho Kanno, actress
- 姉妹都市 [Sister cities] (in Japanese). Japan: Sakado City. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
- Sakado Yosakoi: All about Sakacchi Retrieved on 8 August 2009 (Japanese)
- Sakado Yosakoi official website Retrieved on 8 August 2009 (Japanese)
- 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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