Abuta District, Hokkaido

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Abuta District in Iburi and Shiribeshi Subprefectures.

Abuta (虻田郡, Abuta-gun) is a district located in Iburi and Shiribeshi Subprefectures in Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2004, the district has an estimated population of 31,526 and a density of 28.30 persons per km². The total area is 1,113.84 km².

Towns and villages[edit]

Iburi Subprefecture[edit]

Shiribeshi Subprefecture[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1869: Upon the creation of 11 provinces and 86 Districts in Hokkaido, Abuta District is assigned to Iburi Province.
  • 1897: Placed under Muroran Subprefecture (renamed Iburi in 1922).
  • 1899: Kutchan transferred to Iwanai Subprefecture (became part of Shiribeshi in 1910).
  • 1910: Shiribeshi Subprefecture forms from the merger of Iwanai, Suttsu and Otaru Subprefectures. Part of Abuta District incorporated.
  • March 27, 2006: the towns of Abuta and Tōya, both of Iburi Subprefecture, merged to form the new town of Tōyako.
  • 2007" The 34th G8 summit was announced to take place in Tōyako.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°46′33″N 140°49′05″E / 42.775886°N 140.818165°E / 42.775886; 140.818165