Iburi Subprefecture

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Iburi Subprefecture

胆振総合振興局
Iburi-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku
Location of Iburi Subprefecture
PrefectureHokkaido
CapitalMuroran
Area
 • Total3,698.00 km2 (1,427.81 sq mi)
Population
 (March 2009)
 • Total426,627
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Websiteiburi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp
Iburi Subprefecture

Iburi Subprefecture (胆振総合振興局, Iburi-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

Geography[edit]

Located in south-central Hokkaido, Iburi stretches 152 kilometres (94 mi) East-West and 98 kilometres (61 mi) North-South. Iburi covers an area of 9,698 square kilometres (3,744 sq mi). Iburi borders Oshima Subprefecture to the West, Shiribeshi, Ishikari, and Sorachi Subprefectures to the North, and Hidaka Subprefecture to the East. On its South side, Iburi has 218 kilometres (135 mi) of coastline with the Pacific Ocean.[1]

Cities[edit]

Towns and villages by district[edit]

Mergers[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1897: Muroran Subprefecture was established.
  • 1922: Muroran Subprefecture was renamed Iburi Subprefecture.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 胆振の概要 (in Japanese). Hokkaido Government Iburi Subprefectural Office. 2006. Retrieved 2008-06-19.

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