Setana, Hokkaido

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Setana
せたな町
Town
Setana Town hall
Setana Town hall
Location of Setana in Hokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
Location of Setana in Hokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
Setana is located in Japan
Setana
Setana
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°27′N 139°51′E / 42.450°N 139.850°E / 42.450; 139.850Coordinates: 42°27′N 139°51′E / 42.450°N 139.850°E / 42.450; 139.850
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
District Hiyama
Government
 • Mayor Sadamitsu Takahashi
Area
 • Total 638.67 km2 (246.59 sq mi)
Population (December 31, 2008)
 • Total 10,190
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address 63-1, Tokushima, Kitahiyama-ku, Setana-chō, Kudō-gun, Hokkaidō
049-4512
Phone number 0137-84-5111
Website Town of Setana

Setana (せたな町 Setana-chō?) is a town located in Kudō District (formerly located in Setana District), Hiyama Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of December 2008, the town has an estimated population of 10,190 and a density of 16 persons per km². The total area is 638.67 km².

Setana is sister cities with Hanford, California, United States.

The sole off-shore wind farm in Japan is at Setana,[1] however it only has two turbines.[2]

Sister City Program[edit]

The Hanford-Setana Sister City Program is symbolized by the "Bridging of Waters" seal which promotes extending international friendship. Each city participates by sending a delegate committee overseas each year. The group usually consists of prominent city citizens and a group of local high school students. The Setana High School sends their entire upper class as delegates. The Setana group travels to Hanford in the winter while the Hanford group travels to Setana in the summer.

Merger[edit]

On September 1, 2005, Setana (瀬棚町), formerly from Setana District, absorbed the town of Kitahiyama (also from Setana District), and the town of Taisei (from Kudō District), to become the new and expanded town of Setana (せたな町) (now in Kudō District).

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