Higashikawa, Hokkaido

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Higashikawa
東川町
Town
Flag of Higashikawa
Flag
Official seal of Higashikawa
Symbol
Location of Higashikawa in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Location of Higashikawa in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Higashikawa is located in Japan
Higashikawa
Higashikawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°42′N 142°31′E / 43.700°N 142.517°E / 43.700; 142.517Coordinates: 43°42′N 142°31′E / 43.700°N 142.517°E / 43.700; 142.517
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
District Kamikawa (Ishikari)
Area
 • Total 247.06 km2 (95.39 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 8,092
 • Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 071-1492
Website www.town.higashikawa.hokkaido.jp

Higashikawa (東川町, Higashikawa-chō) is a town located in Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 8,092, and a density of 33 persons per km². The total area is 247.06 km².

Higashikawa declared itself a photo town (写真の町, shashin no machi) in the 1980s and has done much to sponsor photography since, notably the annually awarded Higashikawa Prizes.

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