Nakashibetsu, Hokkaido

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Nakashibetsu
中標津町
Town
Flag of Nakashibetsu
Flag
Official seal of Nakashibetsu
Emblem
Location of Nakashibetsu in Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)
Location of Nakashibetsu in Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)
Nakashibetsu is located in Japan
Nakashibetsu
Nakashibetsu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°33′N 144°58′E / 43.550°N 144.967°E / 43.550; 144.967Coordinates: 43°33′N 144°58′E / 43.550°N 144.967°E / 43.550; 144.967
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)
District Shibetsu
Government
 • Mayor Minoru Kobayashi
Area
 • Total 684.98 km2 (264.47 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2014)
 • Total 24,014
 • Density 34.73/km2 (90.0/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree White birch
 • Flower Gentiana triflora var. japonica
 • Bird common cuckoo
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 2-22 Maruyama, Nakashibetsu-chō, Shibetsu-gun, Hokkaidō
086-1197
Website www.nakashibetsu.jp

Nakashibetsu (中標津町, Nakashibetsu-chō) is a town located in Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. As of March 31, 2008, it has an estimated population of 23,958, and an area of 684.98 km².

Nakashibetsu Airport, the easternmost airport in Japan, is located in the town.

History[edit]

  • 1901 - Division opening of Nakashibetsu area. Development is begun.
  • July 1, 1946 - The village of Nakashibetsu splits from Shibetsu.
  • January 1, 1950 - Nakashibetsu Village becomes Nakashibetsu Town.
A road from Kaiyōdai hill

In 2004, there was an abortive effort to merge Nakashibetsu with the nearby town of Rausu. The new city would have been named "Higashishiretoko", but the plan was defeated in a referendum held in Nakashibetsu.

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