Shimamaki, Hokkaido

Shimamaki (島牧村, Shimamaki-mura) is a village located in Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

Shimamaki

島牧村
Village
Shimamaki Village hall
Shimamaki Village hall
Flag of Shimamaki
Flag
Official seal of Shimamaki
Seal
Location of Shimamaki in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Location of Shimamaki in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Shimamaki is located in Japan
Shimamaki
Shimamaki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°42′N 140°4′E / 42.700°N 140.067°E / 42.700; 140.067Coordinates: 42°42′N 140°4′E / 42.700°N 140.067°E / 42.700; 140.067
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
DistrictShimamaki
Government
 • MayorMasaru Fujisawa
Area
 • Total437.26 km2 (168.83 sq mi)
Population
 (September 30, 2016)
 • Total1,560
 • Density3.6/km2 (9.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address83-1, Tomari, Shimamaki, Shimamaki-gun, Hokkaido
048-0621
Websitewww.vill.shimamaki.lg.jp
Symbols
FlowerLeontopodium japonicum
TreeFagus crenata

As of September 2016, the village has an estimated population of 1,560. The total area is 437.26 km².

GeographyEdit

Shimamaki is located on the southern of the Shiribeshi Subprefecture. The name is derived from the Ainu word "Shuma-ko-mak", which means "Behind rocks".[1]

Neighboring townsEdit

HistoryEdit

  • 1906: The village of Higashishimamaki and the village of Nishishimamaki were founded.
  • 1956: Two villages were merged to form the new village of Shimamaki.

IndustriesEdit

The main industry of Shimamaki is fishery. Thirty percent of the villagers are engaged in it.[2]

EducationEdit

  • Elementary school
    • Shimamaki Elementary School
  • Junior high school
    • Shimamaki Junior High School

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