Sabae, Fukui

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Sabae
鯖江市
—  City  —

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Location of Sabae in Fukui
Sabae is located in Japan
Sabae
 
Coordinates: 35°57′12″N 136°11′13″E / 35.95333°N 136.18694°E / 35.95333; 136.18694Coordinates: 35°57′12″N 136°11′13″E / 35.95333°N 136.18694°E / 35.95333; 136.18694
CountryJapan
RegionChubu (Hokuriku)
PrefectureFukui
Government
 • MayorHyakuo Makino (since October 2004)
Area
 • Total84.75 km2 (32.72 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2011)
 • Total68,703
 • Density810.65/km2 (2,099.6/sq mi)
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols
- TreeCherry blossom
- FlowerAzalea
- BirdAix galericulata
Phone number81-(0)778-51-2200
AddressNishiyamacho 13-1, Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture (福井県鯖江市西山町13番地1号)
916-8666
 
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Sabae
鯖江市
—  City  —

Flag
Location of Sabae in Fukui
Sabae is located in Japan
Sabae
 
Coordinates: 35°57′12″N 136°11′13″E / 35.95333°N 136.18694°E / 35.95333; 136.18694Coordinates: 35°57′12″N 136°11′13″E / 35.95333°N 136.18694°E / 35.95333; 136.18694
CountryJapan
RegionChubu (Hokuriku)
PrefectureFukui
Government
 • MayorHyakuo Makino (since October 2004)
Area
 • Total84.75 km2 (32.72 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2011)
 • Total68,703
 • Density810.65/km2 (2,099.6/sq mi)
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols
- TreeCherry blossom
- FlowerAzalea
- BirdAix galericulata
Phone number81-(0)778-51-2200
AddressNishiyamacho 13-1, Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture (福井県鯖江市西山町13番地1号)
916-8666
City office.

Sabae (鯖江市 Sabae-shi?) is a city located in Fukui, Japan.

As of June 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 68,703 with 22,229 households and the density of 810.65 persons per km². The total area is 84.75 km².

The city was founded on January 15, 1955.

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Economy

Sabae is one of the largest manufacturing centers of eyeglass frames in Japan.

Sport

In 1995, the city was host to the World Gymnastics Championships (Sun Dome Fukui).

Parks

Nishiyama Park
Red Panda in Nishiyama Zoo

         

Nishiyama koen (West Mountain Park) is particularly beautiful in springtime, when hundreds of azaleas trees bloom on the slopes. The effect turns the park into a glorious island of pink blossoms in an otherwise drab industrial city.

Ancient sites

The ruins of Mitsumine Castle are located within the city.

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