Okhotsk Subprefecture

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Okhotsk Subprefecture
オホーツク総合振興局
Ohōtsuku-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku
Location of Okhotsk Subprefecture
Prefecture Hokkaido
Capital Abashiri
Area
 • Total 10,690.09 km2 (4,127.47 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2010)
 • Total 309,487
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)

Okhotsk Subprefecture (オホーツク総合振興局 Ohōtsuku-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku?) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. It was renamed from the earlier Abashiri Subprefecture on April 1, 2010. Abashiri Subprefecture was established in 1897.

Etymology[edit]

Abashiri Prefecture was named after the subprefectural office in Abashiri. However, the area was more commonly referred to as the Okhotsk region (オホーツク地方 Ohōtsuku-chihō?), as it faces the Sea of Okhotsk, and the name Abashiri was changed to the more commonly used Okhotsk during the administrative redivision of Hokkaido's 14 subprefectures to 9 subprefectural bureaus in April, 2010.

Geography[edit]

Okhotsk Subprefecture

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