Setana, Hokkaido

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Setana Town hall
Setana Town hall
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 (December 31, 2008)
 • Total 10,190
 • Density 16/km2 (41/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 December 2008, the town has an estimated population of 10,190 and a density of 16 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]


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