Sōya Subprefecture

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Sōya Subprefecture
宗谷総合振興局
Sōya-sōgō-shikō-kyoku
Location of Sōya Subprefecture
Prefecture Hokkaido
Capital Wakkanai
Area
 • Total 4,050.76 km2 (1,564.01 sq mi)
Population (March 2009)
 • Total 75,665
 • Density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Website souya.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp

Sōya Subprefecture (宗谷総合振興局 Sōya-sōgō-shikō-kyoku?) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. Its population is estimated to be 77,500 as of July 31, 2004 and its area is 4,050.84 square kilometres (1,564.04 sq mi). It is the northernmost subprefecture of Japan.

Wakkanai Airport is located in Wakkanai. Rishiri Airport is located in Rishirifuji, Rishiri District.

Geography[edit]

Sōya Subprefecture (without Horonobe)

Cities[edit]

Towns and villages by district[edit]

Mergers[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1897 Sōya Subprefecture established; Sōya, Esashi, Rishiri, Rebun Districts placed under its jurisdiction
  • 1948 Toyotomi village (now town), Teshio District transferred from Rumoi Subprefecture
  • 2010 Horonobe town, Teshio District transferred from Rumoi Subprefecture

External links[edit]

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