Shibetsu, Hokkaido

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This article is about the city in Kamikawa Subprefecture. For the town in Nemuro Subprefecture, see Shibetsu, Hokkaido (Nemuro).
"Sipet" redirects here. For the Romanian village of Şipet, see Tormac.
Shibetsu city hall
Shibetsu city hall
Flag of Shibetsu
Location of Shibetsu in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Location of Shibetsu in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Shibetsu is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°33′N 141°55′E / 43.550°N 141.917°E / 43.550; 141.917Coordinates: 43°33′N 141°55′E / 43.550°N 141.917°E / 43.550; 141.917
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
 • Mayor Makino Yuji
 • Total 1,119.29 km2 (432.16 sq mi)
Population (June 2008)
 • Total 22,859
 • 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
Phone number 0165-23-3121
Website Shibetsu City

Shibetsu (士別市 Shibetsu-shi?, Ainu: シペㇳ Sipet) is a city located in Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 22,859 and the density of 20.4 persons per km². The total area is 1119.29 km².

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.

On September 1, 2005, the town of Asahi (from Kamikawa (Teshio) District) was merged into Shibetsu.


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