Atsuma, Hokkaido

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Location of Atsuma in Hokkaido (Iburi Subprefecture)
Location of Atsuma in Hokkaido (Iburi Subprefecture)
Atsuma is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°43′N 141°53′E / 42.717°N 141.883°E / 42.717; 141.883Coordinates: 42°43′N 141°53′E / 42.717°N 141.883°E / 42.717; 141.883
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Iburi Subprefecture)
District Yūfutsu
 • Total 404.56 km2 (156.20 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 4,959
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Official website

Atsuma (厚真町 Atsuma-chō?) is a town located in Yūfutsu District, Iburi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2008, the town has an estimated population of 4,959 and a density of 12 persons per km². The total area is 404.56 km². The annual town festival is in mid-July and is called "Inaka Matsuri" or "Country Festival". It is a two day affair that starts in the main section of town with a parade featuring the Atsuma Dance and continuing the next day with performances at the Atsuma Dam.

Atsuma has several rivers of which the most prominent is the Atusma River. It is dammed in the northern area of town and continues down through the center of town and empties into the ocean near the ferry terminal and power station. There is a surfing beach nearby where the annual "Hama Matsuri" or "Beach Festival" in early-August.

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