Kamikawa Subprefecture

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Kamikawa Subprefecture
上川総合振興局
Kamikawa-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku
Location of Kamikawa Subprefecture
Prefecture Hokkaido
Capital Asahikawa
Area
 • Total 9,852.17 km2 (3,803.94 sq mi)
Population (March 2009)
 • Total 535,456
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Website kamikawa.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp

Kamikawa (上川総合振興局 Kamikawa-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku?) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. The name is derived from Kamikawa no hitobito no Shūraku (Village of the Upstream People), a translation of the Ainu Peni Unguri Kotan.[citation needed] Settlement began in 1867. The sub-prefecture was established in 1897.

Asahikawa Airport stretches over the outskirts of Asahikawa City and Higashikagura in Kamikawa (Ishikari) District.

Geography[edit]

Kamikawa Subprefecture (without Horokanai)

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Towns and villages by district[edit]

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