Rankoshi, Hokkaido

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Rankoshi
蘭越町
Town
Rankoshi Town Office
Rankoshi Town Office
Flag of Rankoshi
Flag
Official seal of Rankoshi
Symbol
Location of Rankoshi in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Location of Rankoshi in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Rankoshi is located in Japan
Rankoshi
Rankoshi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°49′N 140°32′E / 42.817°N 140.533°E / 42.817; 140.533Coordinates: 42°49′N 140°32′E / 42.817°N 140.533°E / 42.817; 140.533
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
District Isoya
Government
 • Mayor Tomeo Miyauchi
Area
 • Total 449.68 km2 (173.62 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 4,893
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Magnolia kobus
 • Flower Magnolia kobus
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 258-5 Rankoshicho, Rankoshi, Isoya-gun, Hokkaido
048-1392
Website www.town.rankoshi.hokkaido.jp

Rankoshi (蘭越町, Rankoshi-chō) is a town located in Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 4,893, and a density of 11 persons per km². The total area is 449.68 km².

Geography[edit]

Shiribetsu River flows through Rankoshi to the Sea of Japan. The town is surrounded by Niseko Volcanic Group, which belongs to Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park.

The name is derived from Ainu word "Ranko-usi", meaning "Place with many Katsura trees".[1]

Neighboring towns[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1909: Minamishiribeshi became a Second Class Village.[2]
  • 1940: Minamishiribeshi became a First Class Village.
  • 1954: Minamishiribeshi Village became Rankoshi Town.
  • 1955: A part of Suttsu Town was merged into Rankoshi Town.

Education[edit]

  • High school
    • Hokkaido Rankoshi High School[3]
  • Junior high school
    • Rankoshi Junior High School
  • Elementary school
    • Rankoshi Elementary School
    • Kombu Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Sister city[edit]

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