Betsukai, Hokkaido

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Betsukai
別海町
Town
Location of Betsukai in Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)
Location of Betsukai in Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)
Betsukai is located in Japan
Betsukai
Betsukai
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°24′N 145°7′E / 43.400°N 145.117°E / 43.400; 145.117Coordinates: 43°24′N 145°7′E / 43.400°N 145.117°E / 43.400; 145.117
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)
District Notsuke
Area
 • Total 1,320.15 km2 (509.71 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2008)
 • Total 16,335
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Official website
Street sign in Betsukai

Betsukai (別海町 Betsukai-chō?) is a town located in Notsuke District, Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. As of March 31, 2008 it has an estimated population of 16,335 and an area of 1,320.15 km² (second largest in Hokkaido). The town is primarily agricultural, with numerous dairy farms. It comprises a part of the agricultural region referred to as "Milk Land Hokkaido."

History[edit]

  • 1923 - 6 villages combine, forming the village of Betsukai.
  • 1971 - Betsukai Village becomes Betsukai Town.

External links[edit]

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