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Saga Prefecture

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Template:Japanese prefecture Saga Prefecture (佐賀県; Saga-ken) is located on Kyushu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Saga.

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History

Geography

Cities

Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district.

Mergers and changes of municipalities

Absorption: Genkai (31 December 1957)

The Village of Kirigo was divided into three parts, one of which was absorbed into the Town of Genkai.

Absorption: Karatsu (1 January 1958)

The Village of Kirigo was divided into three parts, one of which was absorbed into the City of Karatsu.

Merger: Hizen (1 January 1958)

The Village of Kirigo was divided into three parts, one of which was merged with the Village of Irino to form the Town of Hizen.

Merger: Shiroishi, Fukudomi and Ariake (1 January 2005)

The Towns of Shiroishi, Fukudomi and Ariake were merged to form the new Town of Shiroishi.

Merger: Karatsu and Higashimatsuura (1 January 2005)

The City of Karatsu, the Towns of Hamatama, Kyuragi, Ochi, Hizen, Chinzei and Yobuko and the Village of Kitahata were merged to form the new City of Karatsu.

The Merger Council of Karatsu and Higashimatsuura (in Japanese) (http://www.city.karatsu.lg.jp/kouhou/gappei/)

Merger: Ogi District (1 March 2005)

The Towns of Ogi, Ashikari, Mikatsuki and Ushizu were merged to form the City of Ogi. The District of Ogi ceased to exist at the moment of this merger.

The Merger Council of Ogi District (in Japanese) (http://www.ogigun-gappei.jp/)

Merger: Eastern Saga (1 March 2005)

The Towns of Nakabaru, Kitashigeyasu and Mine were merged to form the Town of Miyaki.

The Merger Council of Eastern Saga (in Japanese) (http://www.sagatoubu.jp/)

Merger: Saga, Morodomi, Yamato, Fuji and Mitsuse (1 October 2005)

The City of Saga, the Towns of Morodomi, Yamato and Fuji and the Village of Mitsuse are planned to be merged to form the new City of Saga.

The Merger Council of Saga, Morodomi, Yamato, Fuji and Mitsuse (in Japanese) (http://www.saga131.jp/)

Merger: Ureshino and Shiota (1 January 2006)

The Towns of Ureshino and Shiota are to be merged to form the City of Ureshino.

The Merger Council of Ureshino and Shiota (in Japanese) (http://www.ure-shio-gappei.jp/)

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Arita, Imari and Karatsu are famous for beautiful ceramic art.

Tourism

Karatsu Castle
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Karatsu Castle

Karatsu, with its fine castle, is a popular tourist destination in Saga.

The remains of a Yayoi village in Yoshinogari also attract large numbers of sightseers.

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

Comedian and J-Pop singer Hanawa became famous for comically singing about Saga Prefecture and its oddities.

External links

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