Sakata, Yamagata


Sakata, Yamagata

Infobox City Japan
Name = Sakata City
JapaneseName = 酒田市
Region = Tōhoku
Prefecture = Yamagata
Area_km2 = 602.74
PopDate = Dec 31, 2006
Population = 116,883
Density_km2 = 193.92
Coords=
LatitudeDegrees = 38
LatitudeMinutes = 55
LatitudeSeconds =
LongtitudeDegrees = 139
LongtitudeMinutes = 50
LongtitudeSeconds =
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SymbolDescription= Flag
Flower = Hemerocallis
Tree = Zelkova
Bird = Aquila chrysaetos



CityHallPostalCode= 998-8540
CityHallAddress= 2-2-45, Honchō, Sakata-shi, Yamagata-ken
CityHallPhone= 0234-22-5111
CityHallLink = [http://www.city.sakata.lg.jp/ Sakata City]
Mayor = Jyuichi Abe

Sakata (酒田市; -shi) is a city located in Yamagata, Japan.

As of 2006, the city has an estimated population of 116,883 and the density of 193.92 persons per km². The total area is 602.74 km².

History

The city was founded on April 1, 1933. On November 1, 2005, the towns of Hirata, Matsuyama and Yawata from Akumi District merged into the city of Sakata.

Economy

Demographics

Health

* Prefectural Nihonkai Hospital
* Municipal Sakata Hospital
* Municipal Yawata Hospital
* Homma Hospital

Education

University
* Tohoku University of Community Service and Science

High School

Culture

Transportation

Airports

* Shonai Airport (Tokyo,Osaka,Sapporo byANAGroup)

Train stations

* JR East
**Uetsu Main Line: Sagoshi - Higashi-Sakata - Sakata - Mototate - Minamichōkai
**West Riku'u Line: Sakata

Major roads

* Yamagata Expressway: (Sakata, Sakata Minato, and Shōnai Airport interchanges)
* Route 7, Route 47, Route 112, Route 344, Route 345

Bus

Tourism

Art and historical museums

*Domon Ken Photography Museum
*Honma Art Museum
*Sakata Museum of Art
*Dewa-yushinkan
*Soumaro
*Sake Museum

Famous and Historical Sites

*The Historical Abumiya Residence
*Sankyo Storehouse
*Hiyoriyama Park
*The Historical Honma Residence
*The Kinowa Wall Site
*The Historical Shirasaki Clinic

Leisure

*Kanpo No Sato Sakata
*Shonai Yuuhi Oka
*Auto Camp Area
*Mogami River Swan Park

hrines and Temples

*Gate of Jofuku Temple
*Kaikou Temple

Media

Newspaper

Shonai Nippo (荘内日報)

Television

* NHK Sakata Broadcast Station
* TV-U Yamagata Sakata Station
* Sakata Cable Television Station

Radio

Sakata FM Radio

External links

* [http://www.city.sakata.lg.jp/ Sakata official website] in Japanese
* [http://www.city.sakata.lg.jp/sakata_tmp/e/kanko_top.html Sakata City Sightseeing Guide]


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