|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Sōya Subprefecture)|
|• Mayor||Tsutomu Yoshida|
|• Total||105.69 km2 (40.81 sq mi)|
|Population (30 September 2016)|
|• Density||25/km2 (65/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Jezo spruce and Japanese rowan|
|• Flower||Rishirihinageshi (Papaver fauriei)|
|• Bird||Rishirifuji komadori (Erithacus akahige Rishirifujiensis)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
|City hall address||6 Oshidomari Fujino, Rishirifuji-chō, Rishiri-gun, Hokkaidō|
Situated on Rishiri Island, it is surrounded by the Sea of Japan. Mount Rishiri, also known as Rishirifuji, is located on the border between the town of the Rishiri to the south, with an elevation of 1721m.
Temperatures can drop to -10oC the winter and summers are quite cool. There is adequate precipitation throughout the year.
- 1956: Oniwaki village and Oshidomari village merge, forming Higashirishiri village.
- 1959: Higashirishiri village becomes Higashirishiri town.
- 1990: Higarishiri is renamed Rishirifuji.
Rishiri Airport is located in Rishirifuji, which has flights to New Chitose Airport in Sapporo. The company Heartland regulates ships to Wakkanai on mainland Hokkaido and Rebun on Rebun Island nearby.
- 考える社会科地図 Kangaeru Shakaika Chizu. 四谷大塚出版 Yotsuya-Ōtsuka Shuppan. 2005. pp. 80, 81.
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