Ishikari, Hokkaido

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Ishikari
石狩市
City
Flag of Ishikari
Flag
Location of Ishikari in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Location of Ishikari in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Ishikari is located in Japan
Ishikari
Ishikari
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°10′N 141°19′E / 43.167°N 141.317°E / 43.167; 141.317Coordinates: 43°10′N 141°19′E / 43.167°N 141.317°E / 43.167; 141.317
Country Japan
Region Hokkaidō
Prefecture Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Katsusuke Taoka
Area
 • Total 721.86 km2 (278.71 sq mi)
Population (February 29, 2012)
 • Total 60,673
 • Density 84.05/km2 (217.7/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Daimyo Oak
- Flower Rugosa Rose
- Bird Common Gull
Address 1-30-2, Hanakawa Kita Roku-jō, Ishikari-shi, Hokkaidō
061-3292
Phone number 0133-72-3111
Website Ishikari City

Ishikari (石狩市 Ishikari-shi?, Ainu: Iskarun) is a city located in Ishikari Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

The city was born out of Ishikari Town on September 1, 1996.

On October 1, 2005, the village of Atsuta, from Atsuta District, and the village of Hamamasu, from Hamamasu District, merged into Ishikari.

As of February 29, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 60,673, with 26,583 households and a density of 84.05 persons per km². The total area is 721.86 km2 (279 sq mi).

Ishikari's sister cities are Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada; Vanino, Russia; and Pengzhou, China.[1]

Schools[edit]

Ishikari has one higher education institution, the Fuji Women's Junior College.[2]

Ishikari also has two high schools; Ishikari South High School (石狩南高校?) and Ishikari Shōyō High School (石狩翔陽高校?).

It also hosts Christ for the Nations Japan bible school,[3] an official associate of the Christ for the Nations Institute in Texas.

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