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Sakae, Chiba

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Country  Japan
District  Inba
- Flower  Gentiana scabra
Population  21,961 (Apr 2012)
Prefecture  Chiba Prefecture
Region  Kantō
- Tree  Camellia sasanqua
Area  32.46 km²
Local time  Wednesday 1:58 PM
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Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Weather  14°C, Wind SE at 6 km/h, 52% Humidity

Sakae (栄町, Sakae-machi) is a town located in Inba District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of April 2012, the town had an estimated population of 21,961 and a population density of 677 persons per km². The total area was 32.46 km².


Map of Sakae, Inba District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan


Sakae is located in far northern Chiba Prefecture, in the flatlands bordering the Tone River.

Neighboring municipalities

  • Narita, Chiba
  • Inzai, Chiba
  • Tone, Ibaraki
  • Kawachi, Ibaraki
  • History

    Sakae village was founded on April1, 1889 through the merger of seven small hamlets in Shimohabu District. On the same day, Fukama Village in Inba District was founded through the merger of 15 small hamlets. On December 28, 1892, Sakae Village was promoted to town status and renamed Ajiki Town. On April 1, 1897, Shimohabu District was abolished, and Ajiki Town became part of Inba District. On December 1, 1955, the town of Ajiki and the village of Fukama merged to form the new town of Sakae. In a border of adjustment on January 1, 1956, Sakae annexed a portion of neighboring Kawachi, Ibaraki to gain its current borders.


    Sakae is a regional commercial center with light manufacturing, primarily related to the food processing industries.


  • JR East - Narita Line
  • Ajiki
  • Highway

  • Japan National Route 356
  • Local attractions

  • Ryukaku-ji - Buddhist temple founded in the Nara period, containing numerous Kofun period burial mounds
  • Notable people from Sakae

  • Masafumi Togano - professional baseball player
  • References

    Sakae, Chiba Wikipedia

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