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)

GeographyEdit

MunicipalitiesEdit

Name Area (km2) Population District Type Map
Rōmaji Kanji
  Akaigawa 赤井川村 280.11 1,157 Yoichi District Village  
  Furubira 古平町 188.41 3,265 Furubira District Town  
  Iwanai 岩内町 70.64 13,210 Iwanai District Town  
  Kamoenai 神恵内村 147.71 904 Furuu District Village  
  Kimobetsu 喜茂別町 189.51 2,286 Abuta District Town  
  Kuromatsunai 黒松内町 345.65 2,739 Suttsu District Town  
  Kutchan (capital) 倶知安町 261.24 15,573 Abuta District Town  
  Kyōgoku 京極町 231.61 3,144 Abuta District Town  
  Kyōwa 共和町 304.96 6,136 Iwanai District Town  
  Makkari 真狩村 114.43 2,081 Abuta District Village  
  Niki 仁木町 167.93 3,874 Yoichi District Town  
  Niseko ニセコ町 197.13 4,938 Abuta District Town  
  Otaru 小樽市 243.13 115,333 no district City  
  Rankoshi 蘭越町 449.68 4,893 Isoya District Town  
  Rusutsu 留寿都村 119.92 1,940 Abuta District Village  
  Shakotan 積丹町 238.2 2,215 Shakotan District Town  
  Shimamaki 島牧村 437.26 1,560 Shimamaki District Village  
  Suttsu 寿都町 95.36 3,113 Suttsu District Town  
  Tomari 泊村 82.35 1,750 Furuu District Village  
  Yoichi 余市町 140.6 19,698 Yoichi District Town  

MergersEdit

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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