Shiribeshi Subprefecture

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Shiribeshi Subprefecture
後志総合振興局
Shiribeshi-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku
Location of Shiribeshi Subprefecture
Prefecture Hokkaido
Capital Kutchan
Area
 • Total 4,305.82 km2 (1,662.49 sq mi)
Population (March 2009)
 • Total 250,065
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Website shiribeshi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp

Shiribeshi Subprefecture (後志総合振興局 Shiribeshi-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku?) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. The subprefecture's capital is Kutchan. As of July 31, 2004, the estimated population was 256,184 and the area was 4,305.65 km².

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History[edit]

  • 1897 Otaru Subprefecture, Iwanai Subprefecture, and Suttsu Subprefecture were established.
  • 1899 Kutchan Village (now Kutchan Town and Kyōgoku Town), Abuta District were transferred from Muroran Subprefecture (now Iburi Subprefecture) to Iwanai Subprefecture.
  • 1899 Otaru Subprefecture, Iwanai Subprefecture, and Suttsu Subprefecture were merged to form Shiribeshi Subprefecture. Makkari Village (now Makkari Village, Kimobetsu Town, and Rusutsu Village) and Kaributo Village (now Niseko Town), Abuta District were transferred from Muroran Subprefecture.

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