Betsukai, Hokkaido

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Betsukai
別海町
Town
Flag of Betsukai
Flag
Official seal of Betsukai
Emblem
Location of Betsukai in Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)
Location of Betsukai in Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)
Betsukai is located in Japan
Betsukai
Betsukai
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°24′N 145°7′E / 43.400°N 145.117°E / 43.400; 145.117Coordinates: 43°24′N 145°7′E / 43.400°N 145.117°E / 43.400; 145.117
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)
District Notsuke
Area
 • Total 1,320.15 km2 (509.71 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2017)
 • Total 15,179
 • Density 11/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Website betsukai.jp

Betsukai (別海町, Betsukai-chō) is a town located in Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. As of April 30, 2017, the town has an estimated population of 15,179,[1] and an area of 1,320.15 km² (second largest in Hokkaido). The town is primarily agricultural, with numerous dairy farms. It comprises a part of the agricultural region referred to as "Milk Land Hokkaido".

Street sign in Betsukai

History[edit]

  • 1923 - 6 villages combine, forming the village of Betsukai.
  • 1971 - Betsukai Village becomes Betsukai Town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Betsukai Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Betsukai Town. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 

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