The location of Shikotan District in Nemuro Subprefecture.
Shikotan (色丹郡 Shikotan-gun) is a nominal district that is part of Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It covers Shikotan Island, which is claimed by Japan and Russia. As of August 15, 1945, it had a population of 1,038. Although claimed by Japan, it is de facto administered by Russia.
Russia administers the island as part of the South Kurils district of Sakhalin Oblast, administering all of the two villages.