Ishikari, Hokkaido

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Ishikari

石狩市
Ishikari City Hall
Ishikari City Hall
Flag of Ishikari
Flag
Official seal of Ishikari
Emblem
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
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaidō
PrefectureHokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Government
 • MayorKatsusuke Taoka
Area
 • Total721.86 km2 (278.71 sq mi)
Population
(April 30, 2017)
 • Total58,755
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeDaimyo oak
 • FlowerRugosa rose
 • BirdCommon gull
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address1-30-2, Hanakawa Kita Roku-jō, Ishikari-shi, Hokkaidō
061-3292
Websitewww.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.

Sister cities[edit]

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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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Ishikari City" (in Japanese). Japan: Ishikari City. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. ^ Outline of Ishikari
  3. ^ Fuji Women's University
  4. ^ Christ For The Nations Japan

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