Ashoro District, Hokkaido

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The area of Ashoro District in Tokachi Subprefecture.

Ashoro (足寄郡 Ashoro-gun?) is a district located in Tokachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2004, the district has an estimated population of 11,424 and a density of 5.66 persons per km². The total area is 2,016.90 km².

Towns[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1869 Provinces and districts established in Hokkaido, Ashoro District created in Kushiro Province
  • October 20, 1948 Ashoro District split off from Kushirokuni Subprefecture (now Kushiro Subprefecture) and incorporated into Tokachi Subprefecture
  • April 1, 1951 Part of Nishiashoro Town, Nakagawa District incorporated into Rikubetsu Town
  • April 1, 1955 Nishiashoro Town, Nakagawa District merged with Ashoro Village to form Ashoro Town, Ashoro District

Coordinates: 43°24′56″N 143°37′06″E / 43.41556°N 143.61833°E / 43.41556; 143.61833