Sakuma, Shizuoka

Summary

Sakuma (佐久間町, Sakuma-chō) was a town located in Iwata District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Sakuma
佐久間町
Former municipality
Flag of Sakuma
Official seal of Sakuma
Location of Sakuma in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Sakuma in Shizuoka Prefecture
Sakuma is located in Japan
Sakuma
Sakuma
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°05′26″N 137°48′22″E / 35.090452°N 137.80602°E / 35.090452; 137.80602Coordinates: 35°05′26″N 137°48′22″E / 35.090452°N 137.80602°E / 35.090452; 137.80602
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureShizuoka Prefecture
DistrictIwata
MergedJuly 1, 2005
(now part of Hamamatsu)
Area
 • Total168.53 km2 (65.07 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2005)
 • Total5,394
 • Density32/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Symbols
BirdJapanese white-eye
FlowerAzalea
TreeCryptomeria

At the time of its merger, the town had an estimated population of 5,394 and a density of 32 persons per km2. The total area was 168.53 km2.

On July 1, 2005, Sakuma, along with the cities of Tenryū and Hamakita, the town of Haruno (from Shūchi District), the towns of Hosoe, Inasa and Mikkabi (all from Inasa District), the town of Misakubo, the village of Tatsuyama (all from Iwata District), and the towns of Maisaka and Yūtō (both from Hamana District), was merged into the expanded city of Hamamatsu, and is now part of Tenryū-ku, Hamamatsu City.

Sakuma is the location of the Sakuma Dam, an important hydroelectric power plant, and a frequency converter station that permits exchange of power between Japan's two different power systems. Japan's grids are also connected by two other stations, located at Higashi-Shimizu and Shin Shinano.

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  • HVDC-back-to-back station Sakuma
  • Switching diagram