Takeo, Saga Prefecture, Kyūshū Region, Japan

Geography | Adjoining municipalities | History | Education | Transport : Air : Rail : Road | Notable places and festivals

🇯🇵 Takeo (武雄市, Takeo-shi) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. In 2011, the city government was the first in Japan to switch to using Facebook for its website. The city has an estimated population density of 257 persons per km². The total area is 195.44 km².

On March 1, 2006, the towns of Kitagata and Yamauchi (both from Kishima District) were merged into Takeo.

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Geography Takeo is located in the western part of Saga Prefecture. It is approximately 28 km (17 mi) west of Saga City and approximately 30 km (19 mi) east of Sasebo. Takeo has a complex topography including mountains, mountain basins and riverside plains. • Mountains: Mt. Mifune (210 m), Mt. Hachiman (764 m), Mt. Bi (518 m), Mt. Jinroku (447 m) • Rivers: Rokkaku River, Shiomi River, Yamanaka River

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Adjoining municipalities Saga Prefecture ◦ Arita; ◦ Imari; ◦ Karatsu; ◦ Ōmachi; ◦ Shiroishi; ◦ Taku; ◦ Ureshino; Nagasaki Prefecture ◦ Hasami.

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History • 1889-04-01 - The modern municipal system was established. The current city region is occupied by 1 town (Takeo) and 11 villages (Asahi, Hashishita, Higashikawanobori, Kitagata, Kitsu, Nakato, Nishikawanobori, Sumiyoshi, Takeo, Takeuchi and Wakaki). • 1900-06-07 - Takeo Village was incorporated into Takeo Town. • 1944-04-29 - Kitamura Village became Kitamura Town. • 1954-04-01 - Takeo Town absorbed the villages of Asahi, Hashishita, Higashikawanobori, Nishikawanobori, Takeuchi and Wakagi to create Takeo City. The villages of Sumiyoshi and Nakato were merged to create Yamauchi Village. • 1956-04-01 - Hashishita Village was split and was incorporated into Kitagata and Shiroishi (respectively). • 1960-09-01 - Yamauchi Village became Yamauchi Town. • 2006-03-01 - The towns of Kitagata and Yamauchi were incorporated into Takeo City.

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Education High schools • Saga Prefectural Takeo High School; Junior high schools • Takeo Junior High School • Takeo Kita Junior High School • Kawanobori Junior High School • Kitagata Junior High School • Yamauchi Junior High School • Seiryo Junior High School; Elementary schools • Takeo Elementary School • Mifunegaoka Elementary School • Asahi Elementary School • Tachibana Elementary School • Wakaki Elementary School • Takeuchi Elementary School • Higashikawanobori Elementary School • Nishikawanobori Elementary School • Kitagata Elementary School • Yamauchi Higashi Elementary School • Yamauchi Nishi Elementary School

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Transport: Air The nearest airports are Saga Airport followed by Nagasaki Airport.

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Transport: Rail • JR Kyushu; ◦ Shinkansen; ▪ Nishi Kyushu Shinkansen - Takeo-Onsen Station; ◦ Sasebo Line; ▪ Kitagata Station - Takahashi Station - Takeo-Onsen Station - Nagao Station - Mimasaka Station.

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Transport: Road • Expressways: ◦ Nagasaki Expressway; ▪ Takeo-Kitagata Interchange - Kawanobori Service Area - Takeo Junction ◦ Nishi-Kyūshū Expressway; ▪ Takeo Junction - Takeo Minami Interchange • National highways: ◦ Route 34; ◦ Route 35; ◦ Route 498. • Main prefectural roads: ◦ Saga Prefectural Route 1 (Sasebo-Ureshino); ◦ Saga Prefectural Route 25 (Taku-Wakagi); ◦ Saga Prefectural Route 26 (Imari-Yamauchi); ◦ Saga Prefectural Route 36 (Takeo-Fukudomi); ◦ Saga Prefectural Route 38 (Ōchi-Yamauchi); ◦ Saga Prefectural Route 45 (Ureshino-Yamauchi); ◦ Saga Prefectural Route 53 (Takeo-Imari).

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Notable places and festivals • Takeo Onsen • Takeo Jinja • Takeo Keirin Track • Saga Prefectural Space and Science Museum • Mifunegaoka Plum Grove • Kitagata Shiki no Oka Park • Daishō-ji • Chūō Park • Mt. Kurokami, Fūfu Rock • Kurokami no Roman festival • Mifuneyama Garden • Keishūen Garden, Yōkō Museum.

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Takeo has a population of over 48,845 people. Takeo also forms one of the centres of the wider Saga Prefecture which has a population of over 809,248 people.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Takeo has links with:

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North of: 33.2

🇯🇵 Yame 33.203

🇺🇸 Tuscaloosa 33.206

🇯🇵 Uwajima 33.216

🇺🇸 Denton 33.223

🇯🇵 Ōita 33.232

🇺🇸 Queen Creek 33.233

🇲🇦 El Jadida 33.248

🇰🇷 Seogwipo 33.253

🇵🇰 Gujar Khan 33.259

🇯🇵 Imari 33.263

East of: 130.017

🇯🇵 Isahaya 130.067

🇯🇵 Amakusa 130.197

🇨🇳 Hegang 130.279

🇯🇵 Satsumasendai 130.299

🇯🇵 Saga 130.3

🇨🇳 Jiamusi 130.319

🇯🇵 Izumi 130.36

🇨🇳 Hunchun 130.366

🇯🇵 Hioki 130.367

🇰🇵 Rason 130.383

West of: 130.017

🇯🇵 Karatsu 129.971

🇯🇵 Imari 129.88

🇯🇵 Nagasaki 129.867

🇨🇳 Tumen 129.85

🇰🇵 Chŏngjin 129.79

🇨🇳 Wangqing County 129.767

🇯🇵 Sasebo 129.726

🇷🇺 Yakutsk 129.717

🇨🇳 Mudanjiang 129.633

🇨🇳 Yanji 129.5

Antipodal to Takeo is: -49.983,-33.2

Locations Near: Takeo 130.017,33.2

🇯🇵 Imari 129.88,33.263 d: 14.5  

🇯🇵 Karatsu 129.971,33.441 d: 27.2  

🇯🇵 Saga 130.3,33.267 d: 27.3  

🇯🇵 Sasebo 129.726,33.164 d: 27.4  

🇯🇵 Isahaya 130.067,32.85 d: 39.2  

🇯🇵 Yanagawa 130.416,33.159 d: 37.4  

🇯🇵 Ōmuta 130.45,33.033 d: 44.4  

🇯🇵 Nagasaki 129.867,32.76 d: 50.9  

🇯🇵 Arao 130.437,32.986 d: 45.8  

🇯🇵 Kurume 130.517,33.317 d: 48.3  

Antipodal to: Takeo -49.983,-33.2

🇧🇷 Rio Grande -52.099,-32.041 d: 19778.7  

🇧🇷 Pelotas -52.341,-31.763 d: 19742.2  

🇧🇷 Viamão -51.023,-30.088 d: 19655.4  

🇧🇷 Alvorada -51.079,-30.001 d: 19644.5  

🇧🇷 Porto Alegre -51.229,-30.028 d: 19643.2  

🇧🇷 Gravataí -50.983,-29.933 d: 19639.7  

🇧🇷 Cachoeirinha -51.083,-29.95 d: 19639  

🇧🇷 Canoas -51.183,-29.915 d: 19632.6  

🇧🇷 Sapucaia do Sul -51.146,-29.842 d: 19625.8  

🇧🇷 São Leopoldo -51.149,-29.772 d: 19618.2  

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