Shiribeshi Subprefecture

Shiribeshi Subprefecture (後志総合振興局, Shiribeshi-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. The subprefecture's capital is Kutchan. As of July 31, 2004, the estimated population was 256,184 and the area was 4,305.65 km².

Shiribeshi Subprefecture

後志総合振興局
Shiribeshi-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku
Location of Shiribeshi Subprefecture
PrefectureHokkaido
CapitalKutchan
Area
 • Total4,305.82 km2 (1,662.49 sq mi)
Population
 (March 2009)
 • Total250,065
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Websiteshiribeshi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp
Shiribeshi Subprefecture
Kutchan Town (capital)

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HistoryEdit

  • 1897: Otaru Subprefecture, Iwanai Subprefecture, and Suttsu Subprefecture were established.
  • 1899: Kutchan Village (now Kutchan Town and Kyōgoku Town), Abuta District were transferred from Muroran Subprefecture (now Iburi Subprefecture) to Iwanai Subprefecture.
  • 1899: Otaru Subprefecture, Iwanai Subprefecture, and Suttsu Subprefecture were merged to form Shiribeshi Subprefecture. Makkari Village (now Makkari Village, Kimobetsu Town, and Rusutsu Village) and Kaributo Village (now Niseko Town), Abuta District were transferred from Muroran Subprefecture.

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