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|Native name: 利尻島, Rishiri-tō|
|Area||183 km2 (70.7 sq mi)|
|Coastline||63 km (39.1 mi)|
|Highest elevation||1,721 m (5,646 ft)|
|Highest point||Mount Rishiri|
|Density||30.81 /km2 (79.8 /sq mi)|
|Ethnic groups||Ainu, Japanese|
Rishiri Island (利尻島 Rishiri-tō ) rises out of the Sea of Japan off the coast of Hokkaidō, Japan. The island is formed by the cone-shaped extinct volcanic peak of Mount Rishiri. Along with Rebun and the coastal area of Sarobetsu, Rishiri forms the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park. The main industries of Rishiri are tourism and fishing. The island is about 63 km in circumference and covers 183 km².
Other features of Rishiri Island include:
- Cape Peshi on the East side of the port Oshidomari
- Cape Senhoshi
- Neguma (Sleeping Bear) Rock
- Jimmen Rock
- Ponmoshiri Island
- Hime Marsh
- Menūshoro Marsh
- Otatomari Marsh
These towns include the following communities, listed from the North side of the island, clockwise around:
- Misaki, Rishiri
- Shinminato, Rishiri
A bus runs the circuit route around the island.
- Ranald MacDonald landed on Rishiri in 1848.
- On February 7, 2013, the Japanese government claimed that Russian SU-27 fighter jets had been spotted above Japanese waters off Rishiri Island. Russia denies the claim.
See also 
- Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park travel guide from Wikivoyage
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