Rumoi Subprefecture

Rumoi Subprefecture (留萌振興局, Rumoi-shinkō-kyoku) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. As of 2011, it had a population of 52,627 and an area of 4,019.97 square kilometres (1,552.12 sq mi). The population density of the subprefecture, 13 people per km2, is very low compared to the rest of Japan. The population of Rumoi Subprefecture represents 0.96% of the overall population of Hokkaido.[1][2]

Rumoi Subprefecture
留萌振興局
Rumoi-shinkōkyoku
Sunset from Cape Ōgon, Rumoi City
Sunset from Cape Ōgon, Rumoi City
Rumoi Subprefecture in Hokkaido
Rumoi Subprefecture in Hokkaido
Rumoi Subprefecture is located in Japan
Rumoi Subprefecture
Rumoi Subprefecture
Rumoi Subprefecture in Japan
Coordinates: 43°56′05″N 141°39′21″E / 43.93472°N 141.65583°E / 43.93472; 141.65583Coordinates: 43°56′05″N 141°39′21″E / 43.93472°N 141.65583°E / 43.93472; 141.65583
CountryJapan
PrefectureHokkaido
CapitalRumoi
Area
 • Total4,019.91 km2 (1,552.10 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2011)
 • Total52,627
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
 • Summer (DST)Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Websitewww.rumoi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp(in Japanese)

GeographyEdit

Rumoi Subprefecture stretches broadly across the coast of the Sea of Japan in northwestern Hokkaido.

MunicipalitiesEdit

Name Area (km2) Population District Type Map
Rōmaji Kanji
  Enbetsu 遠別町 590.86 2,966 Teshio District Town  
  Haboro 羽幌町 472.49 7,338 Tomamae District Town  
  Mashike 増毛町 369.64 4,634 Mashike District Town  
  Obira 小平町 627.29 3,277 Rumoi District Town  
  Rumoi (capital) 留萌市 297.44 22,242 no district City  
  Shosanbetsu 初山別村 280.04 1,249 Tomamae District Village  
  Teshio 天塩町 353.31 3,241 Teshio District Town  
  Tomamae 苫前町 454.5 3,261 Tomamae District Town  

MergersEdit

RiversEdit

The Rumoi River 44 kilometres (27 mi) flows from Mount Poroshiri in the Hidaka Mountain range to the Sea of Japan.[3]

HistoryEdit

Mashike Subprefecture was established as part of the administrative reforms of Hokkaido during the Meiji period (1868 – 1912). The capital was moved to Rumoi in 1914, and the subprefecture was renamed to Rumoi Subprefecture in the same year. Toyotomi Town) in Teshio District transferred to Sōya Subprefecture in 1948, and Horonobe was transferred to Sōya Subprefecture in 2010.

EconomyEdit

The fishing industries dominates the economy of the area, and seafood processing remains a thriving industry.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 留萌の統計 [Statistics of Rumoi] (in Japanese). Rumoi, Hokkaido: Rumoi Subprefecture. 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Rumoi". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  3. ^ "留萌川". Dijitaru Daijisen (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-10.

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