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Sasebo, Nagasaki
佐世保市
Country Japan
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Sasebo (佐世保市 Sasebo-shi) is a core city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 June  2019 (2019 -06-01), the city has an estimated population of 247,739 and a population density of 581 persons per km². The total area is 426.06 km2 (165 sq mi).

The city includes a part of Saikai National Park. Located in the southern part of the city is the Dutch-styled theme park Huis Ten Bosch..

History

In 1866, Sasebo was established as a major port for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN).

Sasebo became an American Naval base in 1945.

Today it is the center of a military district of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (海上自衛隊 Kaijō Jieitai) or JMSDF.

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