Rankoshi, Hokkaido

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Rankoshi
蘭越町
Town
Location of Rankoshi in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Location of Rankoshi in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Rankoshi is located in Japan
Rankoshi
Rankoshi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°49′N 140°32′E / 42.817°N 140.533°E / 42.817; 140.533Coordinates: 42°49′N 140°32′E / 42.817°N 140.533°E / 42.817; 140.533
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
District Isoya
Government
 • Mayor Tomeo Miyauchi
Area
 • Total 449.68 km2 (173.62 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 5,597
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Magnolia kobus
- Flower Magnolia kobus
Address 258-5 Rankoshicho, Rankoshi, Isoya-gun, Hokkaido
048-1392
Phone number 0136-57-5111
Website Official website

Rankoshi (蘭越町 Rankoshi-chō?) is a town located in Isoya District, Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2008, the town has an estimated population of 5,597 and a density of 12 persons per km². The total area is 449.68 km².

Geography[edit]

Shiribetsu River flows through Rankoshi to the Sea of Japan. The town is surrounded by Niseko Volcanic Group, which belongs to Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park.

The name is derived from Ainu word "ranko-usi", meaning "Place with many Katsura trees".[1]

Neighboring towns[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1909 Minamishiribeshi became a Second Class Village.[2]
  • 1940 Minamishiribeshi became a First Class Village.
  • 1954 Minamishiribeshi Village became Rankoshi Town.
  • 1955 A part of Suttsu Town was merged into Rankoshi Town.

Education[edit]

  • High school
    • Hokkaido Rankoshi High School[3]
  • Junior high school
    • Rankoshi Junior High School
  • Elementary school
    • Rankoshi Elementary School
    • Kombu Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Sister city[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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