|— City —|
|• Mayor||Susumu Takariko|
|• Total||1,119.29 km2 (432.16 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2008)|
|• Density||20.4/km2 (53/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese Rowan and Ezo Spruce|
|- Flower||Cosmos and Ezo-murasaki-tsutsuji (Rhododendron dauricum)|
|Address||4-1, Higashi Roku-jō, Shibetsu-shi, Hokkaidō
It is situated by the Shibetsu River in the north and its valley and is accessed by an expressway which has its northern terminus in the north, which opened its interchange on October 4, 2003 and route 40 The bypass is not yet planned. It is located N of Asahikawa and NNE of Sapporo.
The name comes from the Ainu meaning great river.
It has two train stations including one in Shimoshibetsu.
The city was founded on July 1, 1954.
Media related to Shibetsu, Hokkaidō at Wikimedia Commons
- (Japanese) Official website
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