Location of Nakashibetsu in Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)
|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Nemuro Subprefecture)|
|• Mayor||Minoru Kobayashi|
|• Total||684.98 km2 (264.47 sq mi)|
|Population (March 31, 2014)|
|• Density||34.73/km2 (90.0/sq mi)|
|• 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
Nakashibetsu (中標津町? Nakashibetsu-chō) is a town located in Shibetsu District, 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.
- 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.
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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