Location of Fukagawa in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)|
|• Mayor||Takefumi Yamashita|
|• Total||529.12 km2 (204.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||50.36/km2 (130.4/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Japanese White Birch|
|• Bird||Common cuckoo|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||17-17 Ni-jō, Fukagawa-shi, Hokkaidō
Fukagawa is a small but vibrant city most known for its plentiful rice fields and apple and cherry orchards in Otoe, a township to the south of the downtown area. Fukagawa is growing largely in Otoe, anchored by its Roadside Station, which is the third busiest in Hokkaido, according to an article in the Hokkaido Shimbun.
- Sorachi Subprefecture
- Kamikawa Subprefecture
- Rumoi Subprefecture
- 1892 Fukagawa village was founded.
- 1915 Tadoshi village split off from Ichiyan village.
- 1918 Fukagawa village became Fukagawa town.
- 1962 Tadoshi village became Tadoshi town.
- 1963 Fukagawa town, Ichiyan village, Osamunai village, and Otoe village were merged to form Fukagawa city.
- 1970 Tadoshi town was merged into Fukagawa city.
Fukugawa is rich in rice production. Rice paddies in the city are irrigated by the Taishō Canal, which is channeled off the Ishikari River. Potatoes and apples are also agricultural products of the city.
- Hokkaido Fukagawa Nishi High School
- Hokkaido Fukagawa Higashi High School
- Clark Memorial International High School
Both trains and buses provide a direct link to the prefectural capital, Sapporo.
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