Rusutsu, Hokkaido

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Rusutsu
留寿都村
Village
Rusutsu Village hall
Rusutsu Village hall
Flag of Rusutsu
Flag
Official seal of Rusutsu
Symbol
Location of Rusutsu in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Location of Rusutsu in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Rusutsu is located in Japan
Rusutsu
Rusutsu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°44′N 140°53′E / 42.733°N 140.883°E / 42.733; 140.883Coordinates: 42°44′N 140°53′E / 42.733°N 140.883°E / 42.733; 140.883
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
District Abuta
Government
 • Mayor Tsunehachi Baya
Area
 • Total 119.92 km2 (46.30 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 1,940
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Betula pendula, Japanese elm
 • Flower Phlox subulata
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 175 Rusutsu, Rusutsu, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido
048-1731
Website www.vill.rusutsu.lg.jp

Rusutsu (留寿都村 Rusutsu-mura?) is a village located in Abuta District, Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2016, the village has an estimated population of 1,940. The total area is 119.92 km².

Geography[edit]

Rusutsu is located on the southern of Shiribeshi Subprefecture. Mount Shiritsu is in the northern of the town.

The name came from Ainu word "ru-sutu", meaning "Road at the foot of the mountain".[1]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1897: Makkari Village split off from Abuta Village (now Toyako Town).[2]
  • 1901: Kaributo Village (now Niseko Town) was split off from Makkari Village.
  • 1906: Makkari Village became a Second Class Village.
  • 1910: Makkari Village was transferred from Muroran Subprefecture (now Iburi Subprefecture) to Shiribeshi Subprefecture.
  • 1917: Kimobetsu Village (now town) was split off from Makkari Village.
  • 1922: Makkaribetsu Village (now Makkari Village) was split off from Makkari Village.
  • 1925: Makkari Village changed it name to Rusutsu Village.

Sister city[edit]

Industry[edit]

Rusutsu is the top producer of Daikon in Hokkaido. It also produces potato and Asparagus.[4]

Commercial facilities and companies of Rusutsu are along Route 230. There are Sightseeing spots such as Rusutsu Resort at a distance from the center of the village.[5]

Education[edit]

  • High school
    • Hokkaido Rusutsu High School[6]
  • Junior high school
    • Rusutsu Junior High School
  • Elementary school
    • Rusutsu Elementary School

Notable people from Rusutsu[edit]

References[edit]

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