Higashikawa, Hokkaido

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Higashikawa

東川町
Town
Flag of Higashikawa
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Official seal of Higashikawa
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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
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
DistrictKamikawa (Ishikari)
Area
 • Total247.06 km2 (95.39 sq mi)
Population
(September 30, 2016)
 • Total8,092
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address071-1492
Websitewww.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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