Sakae, Nagano


Sakae village hall

Location of Sakae in Nagano Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 36°59′N 138°35′E / 36.983°N 138.583°E / 36.983; 138.583Coordinates: 36°59′N 138°35′E / 36.983°N 138.583°E / 36.983; 138.583
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Nagano Prefecture
District Shimominochi
  Total 271.51 km2 (104.83 sq mi)
Population (2003)
  Total 2,527
  Density 9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Sakae (栄村 Sakae-mura) is a village located in Shimominochi District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Situated in the northeast corner of the prefecture, the village borders neighboring Niigata.

As of 2003, the village had an estimated population of 2,527 and a density of 9.31 persons per km². The total area is 271.51 km².

Through the northern part of the village, the Chikuma River flows from west to east. The JR Iiyama Line runs along this river valley. The southern part of the village includes the remote area of Akiyama-go.

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