Okhotsk Subprefecture(Redirected from Abashiri Subprefecture)
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Okhotsk Subprefecture (オホーツク総合振興局 Ohōtsuku-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. It was renamed from the earlier Abashiri Subprefecture on April 1, 2010. Abashiri Subprefecture was established in 1897.
|• Total||10,690.09 km2 (4,127.47 sq mi)|
(September 30, 2010)
|• Density||29/km2 (75/sq mi)|
Abashiri Prefecture was named after the subprefectural office in Abashiri. However, the area was more commonly referred to as the Okhotsk region (オホーツク地方 Ohōtsuku-chihō), as it faces the Sea of Okhotsk, and the name Abashiri was changed to the more commonly used Okhotsk during the administrative redivision of Hokkaido's 14 subprefectures to 9 subprefectural bureaus in April, 2010.
Towns and villages by districtEdit
- Abashiri District
- Monbetsu District
- Shari District
- Tokoro District