Oshima Subprefecture

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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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