Oshima Subprefecture

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This article is about the subprefecture in Hokkaido, Japan. For the subprefecture in Kagoshima Prefecture, see Ōshima Subprefecture (Kagoshima). For the subprefecture in Tokyo, see Ōshima Subprefecture (Tokyo). For other uses, see Ōshima (disambiguation).
Oshima Subprefecture
Location of Oshima Subprefecture
Prefecture Hokkaido
Capital Hakodate
 • Total 3,936.32 km2 (1,519.82 sq mi)
Population (March 2009)
 • Total 449,371
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Website oshima.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp

Oshima (渡島総合振興局 Oshima-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku?) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. As of 2004 it had a population of 456,621 and an area of 3,715.38 km².

Hakodate Airport is located in the City of Hakodate.


Oshima Subprefecture
Hokkaido Government Oshima Subprefectural Office in Hakodate


Towns and villages by district[edit]



  • 1897 Hakodate Subprefecture, Kameda Subprefecture, and Matsumae Subprefecture was established.
  • 1899 Hakodate Subprefecture was abolished. Kameda Subprefecture was transferred to Hakodate and renamed Hakodate Subprefecture.
  • 1903 Matsumae Subprefecture was merged into Hakodate Subprefecture.
  • 1922 Hakodate Subprefecture changed its name to Oshima Subprefecture.

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