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Kushiro Subprefecture

Kushiro Subprefecture (釧路総合振興局, Kushiro-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

Kushiro Subprefecture

釧路総合振興局
Kushiro-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku
Location of Kushiro Subprefecture
PrefectureHokkaido
CapitalKushiro
Area
 • Total5,997.38 km2 (2,315.60 sq mi)
Population
(March 2009)
 • Total261,883
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Websitekushiro.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp

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HistoryEdit

  • November, 1897: Kushiro Subprefecture established.
  • August, 1922: Renamed Kushironokuni Subprefecture (釧路国支庁).
  • October 20, 1948: Ashoro District transferred to Tokachi Subprefecture.
  • April 1, 1957: Name returned to Kushiro Subprefecture.

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