Tokachi Subprefecture

Tokachi (十勝総合振興局, Tokachi-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan corresponding to the old province of Tokachi.[1] As of 2004, its estimated population is 360,802 and its area is 10,830.99 km².

Tokachi Subprefecture

十勝総合振興局
Tokachi-sōgō-shinkō-kyokushichō
Location of Tokachi Subprefecture
PrefectureHokkaido
CapitalObihiro
Area
 • Total10,831.24 km2 (4,181.97 sq mi)
Population
 (March 2009)
 • Total354,147
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Websitetokachi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp

Tokachi-Obihiro Airport is in the city of Obihiro.

GeographyEdit

MunicipalitiesEdit

Name Area (km2) Population District Type Map
Rōmaji Kanji
  Ashoro 足寄町 1,408.09 7,150 Ashoro District Town  
  Hiroo 広尾町 596.14 7,182 Hiroo District Town  
  Honbetsu 本別町 391.99 7,441 Nakagawa District Town  
  Ikeda 池田町 371.91 6,933 Nakagawa District Town  
  Kamishihoro 上士幌町 700.87 4,908 Katō District Town  
  Makubetsu 幕別町 340.46 26,610 Nakagawa District Town  
  Memuro 芽室町 513.91 18,806 Kasai District Town  
  Nakasatsunai 中札内村 292.69 3,980 Kasai District Village  
  Obihiro (capital) 帯広市 618.94 165,851 no district City  
  Otofuke 音更町 466.09 44,235 Katō District Town  
  Rikubetsu 陸別町 608.81 2,528 Ashoro District Town  
  Sarabetsu 更別村 176.45 3,275 Kasai District Village  
  Shihoro 士幌町 259.13 6,234 Katō District Town  
  Shikaoi 鹿追町 399.69 5,570 Katō District Town  
  Shimizu 清水町 402.18 9,784 Kamikawa District Town  
  Shintoku 新得町 1,063.79 6,285 Kamikawa District Town  
  Taiki 大樹町 816.38 5,742 Hiroo District Town  
  Toyokoro 豊頃町 536.52 3,262 Nakagawa District Town  
  Urahoro 浦幌町 729.64 5,023 Tokachi District Town  
 
Tokachi Subprefecture
 
Tokachi subprefectural office building

MergersEdit

HistoryEdit

  • November 1897: Kasai Subprefecture established.
  • August 1932: Kasai Subprefecture renamed Tokachi Subprefecture.
  • October 20, 1948: Ashoro District transferred from Kushiro Subprefecture.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rowthorn, Chris. (2009). Japan, p. 641.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 42°55′47″N 143°12′30″E / 42.929625°N 143.208278°E / 42.929625; 143.208278