Kaminokuni, Hokkaido

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Kaminokuni

上ノ国町
Town
Center of Kaminokuni-chō
Center of Kaminokuni-chō
Flag of Kaminokuni
Flag
Official seal of Kaminokuni
Emblem
Location of Kaminokuni in Hokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
Location of Kaminokuni in Hokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
Kaminokuni is located in Japan
Kaminokuni
Kaminokuni
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 41°48′N 140°7′E / 41.800°N 140.117°E / 41.800; 140.117Coordinates: 41°48′N 140°7′E / 41.800°N 140.117°E / 41.800; 140.117
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
DistrictHiyama
Government
 • MayorNomoru Kudo
Area
 • Total547.58 km2 (211.42 sq mi)
Population
(September 30, 2016)
 • Total5,161
 • Density9.4/km2 (24/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeThujopsis[1]
 • FlowerEzoyamatsutsuji
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address100 Odomari, Kaminokuni, Hiyama District, Hokkaido
049-0698
Websitewww.town.kaminokuni.lg.jp

Kaminokuni (上ノ国町, Kaminokuni-chō) is a town located in Hiyama Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the town had an estimated population of 5,161, and a density of 9.4 per km². The total area is 547.58 km².

Geography[edit]

Kaminokuni is located on the southwest of the Oshima Peninsula and faces the Sea of Japan. Amano River flows through the central town. Esashi Line used to run along this river.

Neighboring towns[edit]

History[edit]

Strongman Takeda Nobuhiro (1431-1494), progenitor of the Kakizaki (later Matsumae) house, established a fort (tate) in Kaminokuni leading to the settlement of the area by other Wajin merchants and fishermen.

  • 1879: The village of Kaminokuni was founded.[2]
  • 1902: Kaminokuni Village was merged with neighboring villages to form the new village of Kaminokuni.
  • 1967: Kaminokuni Village became Kaminokuni Town.

Education[edit]

  • High school
  • Junior high school
    • Kaminokuni Junior High School (上ノ国中学校)
  • Elementary school
    • Kaminokuni Elementary School (上ノ国小学校)
    • Kahoku Elementary School (河北小学校)
    • Takisawa Elementary School (滝沢小学校)

Sister cities[edit]

Notable people from Kaminokuni[edit]

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