Kushiro (town)

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Kushiro

釧路町
Town
Flag of Kushiro
Flag
Official seal of Kushiro
Emblem
Location of Kushiro in Hokkaido (Kushiro Subprefecture)
Location of Kushiro in Hokkaido (Kushiro Subprefecture)
Kushiro is located in Japan
Kushiro
Kushiro
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°59′N 144°23′E / 42.98°N 144.38°E / 42.98; 144.38Coordinates: 42°59′N 144°23′E / 42.98°N 144.38°E / 42.98; 144.38
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Kushiro Subprefecture)
DistrictKushiro
Area
 • Total252.57 km2 (97.52 sq mi)
Population
(April 30, 2017)
 • Total19,941
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Websitewww.town.kushiro.lg.jp

Kushiro (釧路町, Kushiro-chō) is a town located in Kushiro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. As of April 30, 2017, it has an estimated population of 19,941,[1] and an area of 252.57 km².

History[edit]

  • 1920: Kushiro Village split from old Kushiro Town (now Kushiro City).
  • 1955: Konbumori Village merges with Kushiro Village.
  • 1980: Kushiro Village becomes Kushiro Town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Kushiro Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Kushiro Town. Retrieved 17 May 2017.

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