Location of Kitami Province c. 1869. Green highlighted area is Abashiri District from Kushiro Province c. 1881.

Kitami Province (北見国, Kitami-no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaidō. It corresponded to modern-day Sōya Subprefecture and Abashiri Subprefecture minus part of Abashiri District

HistoryEdit

After 1869, the northern Japanese island was known as Hokkaido;[1] and regional administrative subdivisions were identified, including Kitami Province.[2]

  • August 15, 1869 Kitami Province established with 8 districts
  • 1872 Census finds a population of 1,511
  • July 1881 Abashiri District (網尻郡) incorporated for Abashiri District (網走郡) from Kushiro Province
  • 1882 Provinces dissolved in Hokkaidō

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ReferencesEdit

  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128