Ashoro, Hokkaido

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Ashoro
足寄町
Town
Location of Ashoro in Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
Location of Ashoro in Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
Ashoro is located in Japan
Ashoro
Ashoro
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°15′N 143°33′E / 43.250°N 143.550°E / 43.250; 143.550Coordinates: 43°15′N 143°33′E / 43.250°N 143.550°E / 43.250; 143.550
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
District Ashoro
Area
 • Total 1,408.09 km2 (543.67 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 8,254
 • Density 5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Official website

Ashoro (足寄町 Ashoro-chō?) is a town located in Ashoro District, Tokachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2008, the town has an estimated population of 8,254 and a density of 5.9 persons per km². The total area is 1,408.09 km².

It was the largest municipality in Japan until the merger of Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture on February 1, 2005. Main industries of the town include dairying and farming of sugar beet and wheat.

Lake Onnetō is a major attraction of the town and is a part of Akan National Park.

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