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Sakado
坂戸市
City
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
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Saitama Prefecture
Area
 • Total 41.02 km2 (15.84 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 101,638
 • Density 2,480/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number 049-283-1331
Address 1-1-1 Chiyoda, Sakado-shi, Saitama-ken 350-0292
Website http://www.city.sakado.lg.jp/
Sakado Xientengong Honden 1
Sakado Xien Ten Gong

Sakado (坂戸市 Sakado-shi) is a city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February  2016 (2016 -02-01), 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).

Geography

Sakado is located in the geographic center of Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities

  • Saitama Prefecture
    • Kawagoe
    • Tsurugashima
    • Higashimatsuyama
    • Hidaka
    • Moroyama
    • Kawajima
    • Hatoyama

History

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.

Economy

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

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