Nemuro Province

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Location of Nemuro Province c. 1869.

Nemuro Province (根室国 Nemuro-no kuni?) was an old province in Japan in what is today Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaidō. It was created during the Meiji Era.

History[edit]

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

  • August 15, 1869 Nemuro Province created with five districts
  • 1872 Population is 832.
  • January 1885 Shikotan transferred to Chishima Province

Districts[edit]

  • Hanasaki (花咲郡) (dissolved April 1, 1959 when Habomai Village was merged into Nemuro City; originally included Shikotan District)
  • Nemuro (根室郡) (dissolved August 1, 1957 when Nemuro Town and Wada Village merged to form Nemuro City)
  • Notsuke (野付郡)
  • Shibetsu (標津郡)
  • Menashi (目梨郡)

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