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
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
District Hiyama
Government
 • Mayor Nomoru Kudo
Area
 • Total 547.58 km2 (211.42 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 5,161
 • Density 9.4/km2 (24/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Thujopsis[1]
 • Flower Ezoyamatsutsuji
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 100 Odomari, Kaminokuni, Hiyama District, Hokkaido
049-0698
Website www.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
    • Hokkaido Kaminokuni High School[3]
  • Junior high school
    • Kaminokuni Junior High School
  • Elementary school
    • Kaminokuni Elementary School
    • Kahoku Elementary School
    • Takisawa Elementary School

Sister cities[edit]

Notable people from Kaminokuni[edit]

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