Sunagawa, Hokkaido

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Sunagawa
砂川市
City
Flag of Sunagawa
Flag
Location of Sunagawa in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Location of Sunagawa in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Sunagawa is located in Japan
Sunagawa
Sunagawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°30′N 141°54′E / 43.500°N 141.900°E / 43.500; 141.900Coordinates: 43°30′N 141°54′E / 43.500°N 141.900°E / 43.500; 141.900
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Katsutoshi Kikuya
Area
 • Total 78.69 km2 (30.38 sq mi)
Population (June 30, 2008)
 • Total 19,556
 • Density 249/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Japanese Rowan
- Flower Lily of the Valley
Address 1-1 Kita San-chōme, Nishi Roku-jō, Sunagawa-shi, Hokkaido
073-0195
Phone number 0125-54-2121
Website www.city.sunagawa.hokkaido.jp

Sunagawa (砂川市 Sunagawa-shi?) is a city located in Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 19,556 and a population density of 249 persons per km². The total area is 78.69 km².

The city was founded on July 1, 1958.

History[edit]

  • 1890 Nae Village founded
  • 1895 Nae Village Office opened
  • 1897 Utashinai Village splits off
  • 1902 Nae becomes a Second Class Municipality
  • 1903 Nae Village becomes Sunagawa Village
  • 1907 Sunagawa becomes a First Class Municipality
  • 1923 Sunagawa Village becomes Sunagawa Town
  • 1944 Naie Village splits off
  • 1949 Kamisunagawa Town splits off
  • July 1, 1958 Sunagawa Town becomes Sunagawa City

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