Ishikari, Hokkaido

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Ishikari
石狩市
City
Ishikari City Hall
Ishikari City Hall
Flag of Ishikari
Flag
Official seal of Ishikari
Symbol
Location of Ishikari in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Location of Ishikari in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Ishikari is located in Japan
Ishikari
Ishikari
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°10′N 141°19′E / 43.167°N 141.317°E / 43.167; 141.317Coordinates: 43°10′N 141°19′E / 43.167°N 141.317°E / 43.167; 141.317
Country Japan
Region Hokkaidō
Prefecture Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Katsusuke Taoka
Area
 • Total 721.86 km2 (278.71 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2017)
 • Total 58,755
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Daimyo oak
 • Flower Rugosa rose
 • Bird Common gull
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1-30-2, Hanakawa Kita Roku-jō, Ishikari-shi, Hokkaidō
061-3292
Website www.city.ishikari.hokkaido.jp

Ishikari (石狩市, Ishikari-shi, Ainu: Iskarun) is a city located in Ishikari Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of April 30, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 58,755, with 27,434 households,[1] and a density of 81 persons per km2. The total area is 721.86 km2 (279 sq mi).

On October 1, 2005, the village of Atsuta, from Atsuta District, and the village of Hamamasu, from Hamamasu District, merged into Ishikari.

History[edit]

  • 1902: Ishikari town was founded.
  • 1907: Ishikari town and Hanakawa village were merged to form Ishikari town.
  • 1996: Ishikari town became Ishikari city.
  • 2005: Atsuta village and Hamamasu village were merged into Ishikari city.

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Education[edit]

University[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • Ishikari Minami High School (石狩南高校)
  • Ishikari Shōyō High School (石狩翔陽高校)

It also hosts Christ for the Nations Japan bible school,[4] an official associate of the Christ for the Nations Institute in Texas.

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