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Matsumae Castle (July 2004)
Location of Matsumae in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido
|• Mayor||Hideo Ishiyama (石山 英雄)|
|• Total||293.11 km2 (113.17 sq mi)|
|• Density||27/km2 (69/sq mi)|
|• Flower||Cherry blossom|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||Aza Fukiyama 248, Matsumae-chō, Matsumae-gun, Hokkaidō
Matsumae (松前町 Matsumae-chō) is a town located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. The former home of the Matsumae Han, it has an Edo period castle, Matsumae Castle, the only one in Hokkaido, and Ryūun-in.
The total area of the town is 293.11 square kilometres (113.17 sq mi).
As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 7,843 and a density of 26.7 persons per km².
- 1900: Fukuyama town was founded.
- 1940: Fukuyama changed its name to Matsumae.
- 1953: Matsumae Line opened.
- 1954: Matsumae town, Oshima village, Osawa village, and Kojima village were merged to form Matsumae town.
- 1988: Matsumae Line was abolished.
- Hokkaido Matsumae High School (the southernmost high school in Hokkaido)
Media related to Matsumae, Hokkaidō at Wikimedia Commons
- Official Website (in Japanese)