Location of Fukagawa in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)|
|• Mayor||Takfumi Yamashita|
|• Total||529.12 km2 (204.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||50.36/km2 (130.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese White Birch|
|- Bird||Common cuckoo|
|Address||17-17 Ni-jō, Fukagawa-shi, Hokkaidō
|Website||City of Fukagawa|
Fukagawa is a small but vibrant city most known for its plentiful rice fields and apple and cherry orchards in Otoe, a township to the south of the downtown area. Fukagawa is growing largely in Otoe, anchored by its Roadside Station, which is the third busiest in Hokkaido, according to an article in the Hokkaido Shimbun.
- Sorachi Subprefecture
- Kamikawa Subprefecture
- Rumoi Subprefecture
Fukagawa was settled by the tondenhei, or the colonist militia, between 1895 and 1896. The city was founded on May 1, 1963.
Fukugawa is rich in rice production. Rice paddies in the city are irrigated by the Taishō Canal, which is channeled off the Ishikari River. Potatoes and apples are also agricultural products of the city.
Politics of Fukagawa
Both trains and buses provide a direct link to the prefectural capital, Sapporo.
Sister city- Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
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