Teshio Province

Teshio Province (天塩国, Teshio no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaidō, corresponding to all of modern-day Rumoi Subprefecture and the northern half of Kamikawa Subprefecture.

Location of Teshio Province c. 1869.


After 1869, the northern Japanese island was known as Hokkaido;[1] and regional administrative subdivisions were identified, including Teshio Province.[2]

  • August 15, 1869 Teshio Province established with 6 districts
  • 1872 Census finds a population of 1,576
  • 1882 Provinces dissolved in Hokkaidō




  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128