Iburi Subprefecture

Iburi Subprefecture (胆振総合振興局, Iburi-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

Iburi Subprefecture

胆振総合振興局
Iburi-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku
Location of Iburi Subprefecture
PrefectureHokkaido
CapitalMuroran
Area
 • Total3,698.00 km2 (1,427.81 sq mi)
Population
 (March 2009)
 • Total426,627
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Websiteiburi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp
  Iburi Subprefecture

GeographyEdit

Located in south-central Hokkaido, Iburi stretches 152 kilometres (94 mi) East-West and 98 kilometres (61 mi) North-South. Iburi covers an area of 9,698 square kilometres (3,744 sq mi). Iburi borders Oshima Subprefecture to the West, Shiribeshi, Ishikari, and Sorachi Subprefectures to the North, and Hidaka Subprefecture to the East. On its South side, Iburi has 218 kilometres (135 mi) of coastline with the Pacific Ocean.[1]

MunicipalitiesEdit

Name Area (km2) Population District Type Map
Rōmaji Kanji
  Abira 安平町 237.13 8,323 Yūfutsu District Town  
  Atsuma 厚真町 404.56 4,659 Yūfutsu District Town  
  Date 伊達市 444.28 34,898 no district City  
  Mukawa むかわ町 166.43 8,527 Yūfutsu District Town  
  Muroran (capital) 室蘭市 80.65 93,716 no district City  
  Noboribetsu 登別市 212.11 49,523 no district City  
  Shiraoi 白老町 425.75 17,759 Shiraoi District Town  
  Sōbetsu 壮瞥町 205.04 2,665 Usu District Town  
  Tomakomai 苫小牧市 561.49 174,216 no district City  
  Tōyako 洞爺湖町 180.54 9,231 Abuta District Town  
  Toyoura 豊浦町 233.54 4,205 Abuta District Town  

MergersEdit

HistoryEdit

  • 1897: Muroran Subprefecture was established.
  • 1922: Muroran Subprefecture was renamed Iburi Subprefecture.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy" 胆振の概要 (in Japanese). Hokkaido Government Iburi Subprefectural Office. 2006. Archived from the original on 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2008-06-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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