Kamikawa (Ishikari) District, Hokkaido

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The area of Kamikawa (Ishikari) District in Kamikawa Subprefecture.

Kamikawa (上川郡 (石狩国) Kamikawa-gun (Ishikari no kuni)?) is a district located in Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Confusingly, there is a district of the same name, Kamikawa (Teshio) District, in the h. subprefecture. In 1869, when Hokkaido was divided into 11 provinces and 86 districts, this Kamikawa District was placed under Ishikari Province. The name is derived from its location at the headwaters of the Ishikari River, whereas the other Kamikawa District is named after the headwaters of the Teshio River. There is a third district in Hokkaido with the same name, see Kamikawa (Tokachi) District.

As of 2004, the district has an estimated population of 56,867 and a density of 20.88 persons per km². The total area is 2,723.49 km².

Asahikawa Airport stretches over the outskirts of Asahikawa City and Higashikagura in Kamikawa District.

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Coordinates: 43°32′39″N 143°01′16″E / 43.5443°N 143.021°E / 43.5443; 143.021