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Sakai

堺市 · Sakai City[1]
Frae top left: Daisen kofun, Auld Sakai Lichthoose, Ruins o Rikyu's hoose, Ōtori taisha, Myōkoku-ji, Skyline wi Daisen kofun in the centre
Frae top left: Daisen kofun, Auld Sakai Lichthoose, Ruins o Rikyu's hoose, Ōtori taisha, Myōkoku-ji, Skyline wi Daisen kofun in the centre
Offeecial seal o Sakai
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Location of Sakai in Osaka
Location of Sakai in Osaka
Coordinates: 34°34′24″N 135°28′59″E / 34.57333°N 135.48306°E / 34.57333; 135.48306Coordinates: 34°34′24″N 135°28′59″E / 34.57333°N 135.48306°E / 34.57333; 135.48306
KintraJapan
RegionKansai
PrefecturOsaka
Govrenment
 • MayorOsami Takeyama
Area
 • Total149.99 km2 (57.91 sq mi)
Population
 (1 August 2011)
 • Tot842,760
 • Density5,600/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeWillae
 • FlouerIris
 • BirdShrike
 • Flouerin treeTsutsuji
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Staundart Time)
City Hall Address3-1 Minami-Kawaramachi, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka-fu
590-0078
WabsteidCeety o Sakai

Sakai (堺市, Sakai-shi) is a ceety in Osaka Prefectur, Japan. It haes been ane o the lairgest an maist important seaports o Japan syne the Medieval era.

Follaein the Februar 2005 annexation o the toun o Mihara, frae Minamikawachi Destrict, the ceety haes grown further an is nou the fowerteent maist populous ceety in Japan,[2] wi 833,414 residents as o 2007-05-01.[3]

The current ceety wis legally foondit on 1 Aprile 1889 accordin tae the laws o Imperial Japan. Sakai became a designatit ceety in Aprile 2006[4] givin it a greater measur o sel-determination in govrenmental affairs. It is dividit intae seiven destricts.

Sakai is kent for its keyhole-shapit burial moonds, or kofun, which date frae the 5t century. The lairgest o these, Daisen Kofun, is believit tae be the grave o the Emperor Nintoku an is the lairgest grave in the warld bi aurie. Ance kent for samurai swords, Sakai is nou famous for the quality o its kitchen knives; maist heich-quality Japanese cutlery oreeginates in Sakai, an its production is a major industrie in the ceety.

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Sakai haes seiven wairds (ku):

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  1. Sakai official English name
  2. Sakai City profile. Accessed 2007-03-13. Note that awtho the reference refers tae Sakai as the fowerteent-lairgest ceety in Japan, this reference excludes Tokyo.
  3. Sakai City Department of Planning, Head of Statistical Research (堺市企画部調査統計担当, Kikakubu Chōsa Tōkei Tantō). Published 2007-05-21.
  4. "Tokyo pollsters in the money", Yomiuri Shimbun, 2007-02-17. Accessed 2007-03-13.

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