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Saga
佐賀市
Montage of Saga
Montage of Saga
Flag of Saga
Official seal of Saga
Location in Saga Prefecture
Location in Saga Prefecture
Saga is located in Japan
Saga
Saga
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°15′48.8″N 130°18′03.2″E / 33.263556°N 130.300889°E / 33.263556; 130.300889
Country Japan
Prefecture Saga
Government
 • MayorHidetaka Sakai
Area
 • Total431.8 km2 (166.7 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2020)
 • Total233,301
 • Density540.3/km2 (1,399/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00
Postal code
840-8501
Area code41201-5
WebsiteOfficial website

Saga (佐賀市, Saga-shi) is the capital city of Saga Prefecture in Japan.[1]

Saga is in northwest Kyūshū.[2] Around 240,000 people live there.

History[change | change source]

Saga developed around Saga castle of the Nabeshima clan.[1]

The city was the capital of Saga domain in the Edo period, and it was the capital of Hizen Province.[3]

Every fall it holds the Saga International Balloon Fiesta.

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