Sasebo, Nagasaki

Sasebo, Nagasaki

Infobox City Japan
Name= Sasebo
JapaneseName= 佐世保市

Region= Kyūshū
Prefecture= Nagasaki
Area_km2= 363.88
PopDate= 2006
Population= 258,324
Density_km2= 709.91
LatitudeDegrees= 33
LatitudeMinutes= 11
LongtitudeDegrees= 129
LongtitudeMinutes= 43
SymbolDescription= Flag
CityHallLink= [ City of Sasebo]

nihongo|Sasebo|佐世保市|Sasebo-shi is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.As of 2006, the city has an estimated population of 258,324 and the density of 709.91 persons per km². The total area is 363.88 km². The city was founded on April 1, 1902.

The locality is famed for its scenic beauty. The city includes a part of Saikai National Park Located in the southern part of the city, is the Dutch theme park "Huis ten Bosch".

A base of the US Navy, U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, is located in Sasebo. Some parts of the base are shared with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Adjacent to the naval base is the [ Sasebo Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.] shipyard. Sasebo Station is the westernmost station in the JR passenger train system. The order to attack Pearl Harbor was broadcast from the Hario radio facility in Sasebo.


The city was the site of the Sasebo slashing.

A planned merger of municipalities will be implemented around March 31, 2010; the Kitamatsuura District municipalities of Emukae and Shikamachi will merge into Sasebo.]

Points of interest

* Huis Ten Bosch (theme park)
* Sasebo Zoological Park and Botanical Garden
* [ ShinSakai Bridge] is a place where one can see many exciting whirlpools.



External links

* [ Sasebo official website] in Japanese
* [ Sasebo Tourist Information site] in English
* [ Modern Pictures of Sasebo] in English

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