Akabira, Hokkaido

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Akabira
赤平市
City
Flag of Akabira
Flag
Official seal of Akabira
Emblem
Location of Akabira in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Location of Akabira in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Akabira is located in Japan
Akabira
Akabira
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°33′N 142°3′E / 43.550°N 142.050°E / 43.550; 142.050Coordinates: 43°33′N 142°3′E / 43.550°N 142.050°E / 43.550; 142.050
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Yoshitaka Kikushima
Area
 • Total 129.88 km2 (50.15 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2017)
 • Total 10,686
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Maple
 • Flower Lily
 • Bird Varied tit
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address 4-1 Izumimachi, Akabira-shi, Hokkaidō
079-1192
Website www.city.akabira.hokkaido.jp

Akabira (赤平市, Akabira-shi) is a city located in central Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. The name is Ainu for "mountain ridge".

As of April 30, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 10,686, and the density of 82 persons per km2.[1] The total area is 129.88 km2. The city was once a prosperous coal-mining city, its population reaching 59,430 in 1960. The population has been gradually declining.

History[edit]

  • 1891 - Settlement begins.
  • 1918 - Moshiri Coal Mine opens.
  • 1922 - Second-class municipality Akabira Village split off of first-class municipality Utashinai.
  • 1929 - Akabira becomes a First-Class municipality.
  • 1937 - Shōwa Denkō Toyosato Mine opened.
  • 1938 - Sumitomo Coal Mine, Hokkaido Coal Mine Railroad and Akama Coal Mine opened.
  • 1943 - Akabira Village becomes Akabira Town.
  • July 1, 1954 - Akabira Town becomes Akabira City.
  • 1967 - Shōwa Denkō Toyosato Mine closesd.
  • 1969 - Moshiri Coal Mine closed.
  • 1973 - Akama Coal Mine closed.
  • 1994 - Sumitomo Coal Mine closed.
  • 2003 - Mid-Sorachi Merger Committee established.
  • 2007 - A major elementary school in Akabira closed down. It once had about 5000 students but has dropped rapidly after the closure of the coal mines.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

  • Akabira (赤平)
  • Erumuchū (エルム町)
  • Higashibunkyōchō (東文京町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
  • Higashiōmachi (東大町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
  • Higashitoyosatochō (東豊里町)
  • Hiragishi-Akebonochō (平岸曙町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
    • 6 chōme (6丁目)
  • Hiragishi-Higashimachi (平岸東町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
    • 6 chōme (6丁目)
  • Hiragishi-Katsurachō (平岸桂町)
  • Hiragishi-Minamimachi (平岸南町)
  • Hiragishi-Nakamachi (平岸仲町)
  • Hiragishi-Nishimachi (平岸西町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
    • 6 chōme (6丁目)
  • Hiragishi-Shinkochō (平岸新光町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
    • 6 chōme (6丁目)
    • 7 chōme (7丁目)
    • 8 chōme (8丁目)
    • 9 chōme (9丁目)
  • Hoeichō (豊栄町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
  • Honchō (本町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
  • Horookachō (幌岡町)
  • Hyakkochō-higashi (百戸町東)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
  • Hyakkochō-kita
  • Hyakkochō-nishi (百戸町西)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
    • 6 chōme (6丁目)
  • Izumimachi (泉町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
  • Kitabunkyōchō (北文京町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
  • Kyōwachō (共和町)
  • Misonochō (美園町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
  • Miyashitachō (宮下町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
  • Mojiriasahimachi (茂尻旭町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
  • Mojirichūōchō-minami (茂尻中央町南)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
    • 6 chōme (6丁目)
  • Mojirichūō-kita (茂尻中央町北)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
  • Mojirihonchō (茂尻本町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
  • Mojirikasugachō (茂尻春日町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
  • Mojirimiyashitachō (茂尻宮下町)
  • Mojirimotomachi-kita (茂尻元町北)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
    • 6 chōme (6丁目)
  • Mojirimotomachi-minami (茂尻元町南)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
  • Mojirisakaemachi (茂尻栄町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
  • Mojirishinmachi (茂尻新町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
    • 6 chōme (6丁目)
  • Nishibunkyōchō (西文京町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
  • Nishikimachi (錦町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
  • Nishitoyosatochō (西豊里町)
  • Ōmachi (大町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
  • Sakuragichō (桜木町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
  • Saiwaichō (幸町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
    • 6 chōme (6丁目)
    • 7 chōme (7丁目)
  • Showachō (昭和町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
    • 6 chōme (6丁目)
  • Sumiyoshichō (住吉町)
  • Toyookachō (豊丘町)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
  • Toyosato (豊里)
  • Wakakichō-higashi (若木町東)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
    • 6 chōme (6丁目)
    • 7 chōme (7丁目)
    • 8 chōme (8丁目)
    • 9 chōme (9丁目)
  • Wakakichō-kita (若木町北)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
    • 6 chōme (6丁目)
    • 7 chōme (7丁目)
    • 8 chōme (8丁目)
  • Wakakichō-minami (若木町南)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
  • Wakakichō-nishi (若木町西)
    • 1 chōme (1丁目)
    • 2 chōme (2丁目)
    • 3 chōme (3丁目)
    • 4 chōme (4丁目)
    • 5 chōme (5丁目)
    • 6 chōme (6丁目)

Transportation[edit]

Nemuro Main Line: Akabira - Moshiri - Hiragishi

Friendship cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Akabira City" (in Japanese). Japan: Akabira City. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Friendship cities of Akabira

External links[edit]