Higashisonogi, Nagasaki

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Higashisonogi
東彼杵町
Town
Flag of Higashisonogi
Flag
Official seal of Higashisonogi
Chapter
Location of Higashisonogi in Nagasaki Prefecture
Location of Higashisonogi in Nagasaki Prefecture
Higashisonogi is located in Japan
Higashisonogi
Higashisonogi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°2′34″N 129°56′53″E / 33.04278°N 129.94806°E / 33.04278; 129.94806Coordinates: 33°2′34″N 129°56′53″E / 33.04278°N 129.94806°E / 33.04278; 129.94806
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Nagasaki Prefecture
District Higashisonogi
Area
 • Total 74.29 km2 (28.68 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total 8,175
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.sonogi.jp

Higashisonogi (東彼杵町, Higashisonogi-chō) is a town located in Higashisonogi District, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 31, 2017, the town has an estimated population of 8,175[1] and a density of 110 persons per km². The total area is 74.29 km². There is one convenience store, four gas stations, a park, a boat pier, a hospital, 5 clinics, 2 dentists, many restaurants and two banks. There are 4 elementary schools and 2 junior high schools.

Located at the intersection of Routes 34 and 205, on the edge of Ōmura Bay, Higashisonogi has a convenient access to trains, buses, highway and has a port as well. The industry in the town includes construction, lumber, stone/rock forming, various agriculture and most famously, Japanese green tea.

History

Historical records date back to before the 16th century. This was the crossing point for the 26 Kirishitan martyrs as they boarded some boats at this location and continued across the bay to Nagasaki where they were crucified as an example to all who practiced the Christian faith.[2]

Higashisonogi

References

  1. ^ "Official website of Higashisonogi Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Higashisonogi Town. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.26martyrs.com/

External links

  • Media related to Higashisonogi, Nagasaki at Wikimedia Commons
  • Higashisonogi official website (in Japanese)


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