Setana, Hokkaido

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Setana Town hall
Setana Town hall
Flag of Setana
Official seal of Setana
Location of Setana in Hokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
Location of Setana in Hokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
Setana is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°27′N 139°51′E / 42.450°N 139.850°E / 42.450; 139.850Coordinates: 42°27′N 139°51′E / 42.450°N 139.850°E / 42.450; 139.850
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
District Hiyama
 • Mayor Sadamitsu Takahashi
 • Total 638.67 km2 (246.59 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 8,501
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 63-1, Tokushima, Kitahiyama-ku, Setana-chō, Kudō-gun, Hokkaidō

Setana (せたな町?, Setana-chō) is a town located in Kudō District (formerly located in Setana District), Hiyama Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 8,501 and a density of 13 persons per km². The total area is 638.67 km².


Setana is located on the northern Hiyama Subprefecture and faces the Sea of Japan. The Shiribeshi-Toshibetsu River flows through the center of the town.

The sole off-shore wind farm in Japan is at Setana,[1] however it only has two turbines.[2]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


On September 1, 2005, Setana (瀬棚町), formerly from Setana District, absorbed the town of Kitahiyama (also from Setana District), and the town of Taisei (from Kudō District), to become the new and expanded town of Setana (せたな町) (now in Kudō District).

  • 1902; Setana Village (Setana District) and Kudo Village (Kudo District) became Second Class Villages.
  • 1906: Higashisetana Village (Setana District) and Futoro Village (Futoro District) became Second Class Villages.
  • 1921: Setana Village became Setana Town.
  • 1923: Kaitorima Village (Kudo District) was founded.
  • 1953: Higashisetana Village became Higashisetana Town.
  • 1955:
    • Higashisetana Town and Futoro Village were merged to form the new town of Kitahiyama (Setana District).
    • Kudo Village and Kaitorima Village were merged to form the new village of Taisei (Kudo District).
  • 1966: Taisei Village became Taisei Town.
  • 1987: Setana Line was abolished.
  • 2005: Setana Town, Kitahiyama Town, and Taisei Town were merged to form the new town of Setana (Kudo District).

Sister City[edit]

  • United States Hanford, California, United States
    • The Hanford-Setana Sister City Program is symbolized by the "Bridging of Waters" seal which promotes extending international friendship. Each city participates by sending a delegate committee overseas each year. The group usually consists of prominent city citizens and a group of local high school students. The Setana High School sends their entire upper class as delegates. The Setana group travels to Hanford in the winter while the Hanford group travels to Setana in the summer.


  • High schools
    • Hokkaido Hiyamakita High School[3]

Notable people from Setana[edit]


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