Rishirifuji, Hokkaido

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Rishirifuji
利尻富士町
Town
Flag of Rishirifuji
Flag
Official seal of Rishirifuji
Emblem
Location of Rishirifuji in Hokkaido (Sōya Subprefecture)
Location of Rishirifuji in Hokkaido (Sōya Subprefecture)
Rishirifuji is located in Japan
Rishirifuji
Rishirifuji
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 45°15′N 141°13′E / 45.250°N 141.217°E / 45.250; 141.217Coordinates: 45°15′N 141°13′E / 45.250°N 141.217°E / 45.250; 141.217
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Sōya Subprefecture)
DistrictRishiri
Government
 • MayorTsutomu Yoshida
Area
 • Total105.69 km2 (40.81 sq mi)
Population (30 September 2016)
 • Total2,665
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeJezo spruce and Japanese rowan
 • FlowerRishirihinageshi (Papaver fauriei)
 • BirdRishirifuji komadori (Erithacus akahige Rishirifujiensis)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address6 Oshidomari Fujino, Rishirifuji-chō, Rishiri-gun, Hokkaidō
097-0101
Websitewww.town.rishirifuji.hokkaido.jp

Rishirifuji (利尻富士町, Rishirifuji-chō) is a town located on Rishiri Island in Sōya Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 2,665 and a density of 25 persons per km2. The total area is 105.69 km2.

Geography[edit]

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.[1]

Temperatures can drop to -10oC the winter and summers are quite cool. There is adequate precipitation throughout the year.[1]

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1956: Oniwaki village and Oshidomari village merge, forming Higashirishiri village.
  • 1959: Higashirishiri village becomes Higashirishiri town.
  • 1990: Higarishiri is renamed Rishirifuji.[2]

Transportation[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 考える社会科地図 Kangaeru Shakaika Chizu. 四谷大塚出版 Yotsuya-Ōtsuka Shuppan. 2005. pp. 80, 81.
  2. ^ ja:利尻富士町

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