Kitami Province

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Location of Kitami Province c. 1869. Green highlighted area is Abashiri District from Kushiro Province c. 1881.

Kitami Province (北見国 Kitami-no kuni?) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaidō. It corresponded to modern-day Sōya Subprefecture and Abashiri Subprefecture minus part of Abashiri District

History[edit]

After 1869, the northern Japanese island was known as Hokkaido;[1] and regional administrative subdivisions were identified, including Kitami Province.[2]

  • August 15, 1869 Kitami Province established with 8 districts
  • 1872 Census finds a population of 1,511
  • July 1881 Abashiri District (網尻郡) incorporated for Abashiri District (網走郡) from Kushiro Province
  • 1882 Provinces dissolved in Hokkaidō

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