Takeo, Saga Prefecture, Japan

武雄市

Takeo, Saga Prefecture, Japan

Takeo (武雄市 Takeo-shi?) is a city located in Saga Prefecture on the island of KyushuJapan. In 2011, the city government was the first in Japan to switch to using Facebook for its website.

As of January 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 50,203 and a 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.

Takeo is located in the western part of Saga Prefecture. It is approximately 28 kilometers (17 mi) west of Saga City and approximately 30 kilometers (19 mi) east of Sasebo. Takeo has a complex topography including mountains, mountain basins and riverside plains.

Visit the Takeo City Facebook page here.

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