Kamikawa Subprefecture

Kamikawa (上川総合振興局, Kamikawa-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. The name is derived from Kamikawa no hitobito no Shūraku (Village of the Upstream People), a translation of the Ainu Peni Unguri Kotan.[citation needed] Settlement began in 1867. The sub-prefecture was established in 1897.

Kamikawa Subprefecture

上川総合振興局
Kamikawa-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku
Location of Kamikawa Subprefecture
PrefectureHokkaido
CapitalAsahikawa
Area
 • Total9,852.17 km2 (3,803.94 sq mi)
Population
 (March 2009)
 • Total535,456
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Websitekamikawa.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp
Kamikawa Subprefecture (without Horokanai)

Asahikawa Airport stretches over the outskirts of Asahikawa City and Higashikagura in Kamikawa (Ishikari) District.

GeographyEdit

MunicipalitiesEdit

Name Area (km2) Population District Type Map
Rōmaji Kanji
  Aibetsu 愛別町 250.13 2,992 Kamikawa District Town  
  Asahikawa (capital) 旭川市 747.6 333,530 no district City  
  Biei 美瑛町 677.16 10,374 Kamikawa District Town  
  Bifuka 美深町 672.14 4,609 Nakagawa District Town  
  Furano 富良野市 600.97 22,715 no district City  
  Higashikagura 東神楽町 68.64 10,385 Kamikawa District Town  
  Higashikawa 東川町 247.06 8,092 Kamikawa District Town  
  Horokanai 幌加内町 767.03 1,571 Uryū District Town  
  Kamifurano 上富良野町 237.18 11,055 Sorachi District Town  
  Kamikawa 上川町 1,049.24 3,706 Kamikawa District Town  
  Kenbuchi 剣淵町 131.2 3,293 Kamikawa District Town  
  Minamifurano 南富良野町 665.52 2,611 Sorachi District Town  
  Nakafurano 中富良野町 108.7 5,086 Sorachi District Town  
  Nakagawa 中川町 594.87 1,585 Nakagawa District Town  
  Nayoro 名寄市 535.23 28,373 no district City  
  Otoineppu 音威子府村 275.64 831 Nakagawa District Village  
  Pippu 比布町 87.29 3,845 Kamikawa District Town  
  Shibetsu 士別市 1,119.29 19,794 no district City  
  Shimokawa 下川町 644.2 3,836 Kamikawa District Town  
  Shimukappu 占冠村 571.31 1,251 Yūfutsu District Village  
  Takasu 鷹栖町 139.44 6,780 Kamikawa District Town  
  Tōma 当麻町 204.95 6,662 Kamikawa District Town  
  Wassamu 和寒町 224.83 3,553 Kamikawa District Town  

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