Kuromatsunai, Hokkaido

Kuromatsunai (黒松内町, Kuromatsunai-chō) is a town located in Shiribeshi, Hokkaido, Japan.

Kuromatsunai

黒松内町
Town
Kuromatsunai Town Hall
Kuromatsunai Town Hall
Flag of Kuromatsunai
Flag
Official seal of Kuromatsunai
Emblem
Location of Kuromatsunai in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Location of Kuromatsunai in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Kuromatsunai is located in Japan
Kuromatsunai
Kuromatsunai
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°40′4″N 140°18′27″E / 42.66778°N 140.30750°E / 42.66778; 140.30750Coordinates: 42°40′4″N 140°18′27″E / 42.66778°N 140.30750°E / 42.66778; 140.30750
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
DistrictSuttsu
Government
 • MayorMitsuru Kamata
Area
 • Total345.65 km2 (133.46 sq mi)
Population
 (30 September 2016)
 • Total2,983
 • Density8.6/km2 (22/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address302-1 Kuromatsunai, Kuromatsunai, Suttsu-gun, Hokkaido
048-0192
Websitewww.kuromatsunai.com

As of 30 September 2016 the town had an estimated population of 2,983, and a density of 8.6 persons per km². The total area of the town is 345.65 km².

GeographyEdit

Kuromatsunai is located in the southern part of Shiribeshi Subprefecture and while close to both the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean, the town itself has no coastline. The Shubuto River and Kuromatsunai River flows through Kuromatsunai.

The town, being the northernmost area of Japan in which beech trees grow naturally, has designated the beech a natural treasure.

Neighboring towns and villageEdit

HistoryEdit

  • 1902: Kuromatsunai Village becomes a Second Class Village.
  • 1915: Neppu Village becomes a Second Class Village.
  • 1923: Tarukishi Village becomes a Second Class Village.
  • 1955: Kuromatsunai Village, Neppu Village, and a part of Tarukishi Village are merged to form the new village of Miwa.
  • 1959: Miwa Village becomes Miwa Town.
  • 1959: Miwa is renamed Kuromatsunai.

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Sister cityEdit

EducationEdit

  • Junior high schools
    • Kuromatsunai Junior High School
    • Shiroikawa Junior High School
  • Elementary schools
    • Kuromatsunai Elementary School
    • Shiroikawa Elementary School

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