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Akaigawa (赤井川村, Akaigawa-mura) is a village located in Shiribeshi, Hokkaido, Japan.

Akaigawa

赤井川村
Village
Akaigawa Village hall
Akaigawa Village hall
Flag of Akaigawa
Flag
Official seal of Akaigawa
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Location of Akaigawa in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Location of Akaigawa in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Akaigawa is located in Japan
Akaigawa
Akaigawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°5′N 140°49′E / 43.083°N 140.817°E / 43.083; 140.817Coordinates: 43°5′N 140°49′E / 43.083°N 140.817°E / 43.083; 140.817
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
DistrictYoichi
Government
 • MayorHiroshi Akamatsu
Area
 • Total280.11 km2 (108.15 sq mi)
Population
(September 30, 2016)
 • Total1,157
 • Density4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeBetula pendula
 • FlowerMurasaki-yashio
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address74-2 Akaigawa, Akaigawa, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido
046-0592
Websitewww.akaigawa.com

As of September 2016, the village has an estimated population of 1,157. The total area is 280.11 km².

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GeographyEdit

The center of Akaigawa is in a caldera and surrounded by mountains on every side.[1]

Kiroro Resort is on the eastern of the village.[2]

  • Mountains: Mount Yoichi, Mount Ponkuto
  • Rivers: Yoichi River, Shiroigawa River, Akaigawa River

Neighboring cities and townsEdit

HistoryEdit

The name derives from Ainu word "hure-pet", meaning "red river".[3]

  • 1899: Akaigawa Village split off from Ōe Village (now Niki Town).
  • 1906: Akaigawa became a Second Class Village.
  • 1991: Kiroro Resort opened.

EducationEdit

  • Akaigawa Junior High School
  • Akaigawa Elementary School
  • Miyako Elementary School

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