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Ōzora (大空町, Ōzora-chō) is a town located in Okhotsk Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

Ōzora
大空町
Town
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Flag of Ōzora
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Official seal of Ōzora
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Location of Ōzora in Hokkaido (Okhotsk Subprefecture)
Location of Ōzora in Hokkaido (Okhotsk Subprefecture)
Ōzora is located in Japan
Ōzora
Ōzora
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°55′N 144°10′E / 43.917°N 144.167°E / 43.917; 144.167Coordinates: 43°55′N 144°10′E / 43.917°N 144.167°E / 43.917; 144.167
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Okhotsk Subprefecture)
DistrictAbashiri
Government
 • MayorEiji Yamashita
Area
 • Total343.62 km2 (132.67 sq mi)
Population (2016-09-30)
 • Total7,430
 • Density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeJapanese Rowan and Japanese White Birch
 • FlowerMountain Phlox and Lysichite camtschatcense
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address3-4-1-1 Memanbetsu-nishi, Ōzora-chō, Hokkaidō
099-2392
Websitewww.town.ozora.hokkaido.jp

Ōzora was formed on March 31, 2006, as a result of the merger of the town of Memanbetsu, and the village of Higashimokoto.

Memanbetsu Village (later Memanbetsu Town) split from the Town of Abashiri (now the City of Abashiri) in 1921, and Higashimokoto Village split from Abashiri Town on February 11, 1947. Therefore, all of Ōzora's territory once was a part of Abashiri.

Many places in Ōzora, such as the train stations, the airport, and the high school are named after the former town of Memanbetsu, and Japanese airlines use "Memanbetsu" to refer to "Ōzora" as a destination.[1][2]

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EducationEdit

Ōzora operates public elementary and junior high schools.

In the Higashimokoto area:

  • Higashimokoto Elementary School
  • Higashimokoto Junior High School
  • Higashimokoto Agricultural High School

In the Memanbetsu area:

  • Memanbetsu Elementary School
  • Memanbetsu Junior High School

Hokkaido Prefectural Board of Education operates Memanbetsu High School in Ōzora.

TransportationEdit

Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) operates two stations on the Sekihoku Main Line:

Memanbetsu Airport is located in Ōzora.

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