Katō District, Hokkaido

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The area of Katō District in Tokachi Subprefecture.

Katō (河東郡, Katō-gun) is a district located in Tokachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2004, the district has an estimated population of 59,819 and a density of 32.76 persons per km². The total area is 1,825.78 km².



  • 1869 Provinces and districts established in Hokkaido. Katō district established in Tokachi Province.
  • April 1, 1906 Biman Village and Nishishihoro Village from this district and Memuro Village, ?? Village (美生村) and Haobi Village from Kasai District merge to form Memuro Village (now Town) in Kasai District
  • April 1, 1925 Part of Ikeda Village (now Town) in Nakagawa District incorporated into Shihoro Village
  • June, 1933 Another part of Ikeda Town in Nakagawa District incorporated into Shihoro Village.

Coordinates: 43°14′13″N 143°10′12″E / 43.237°N 143.17°E / 43.237; 143.17