Shibetsu, Hokkaido

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Shibetsu
士別市
City
Shibetsu city hall
Shibetsu city hall
Flag of Shibetsu
Flag
Official seal of Shibetsu
Symbol
Location of Shibetsu in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Location of Shibetsu in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Shibetsu is located in Japan
Shibetsu
Shibetsu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°33′N 141°55′E / 43.550°N 141.917°E / 43.550; 141.917Coordinates: 43°33′N 141°55′E / 43.550°N 141.917°E / 43.550; 141.917
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Makino Yuji
Area
 • Total 1,119.29 km2 (432.16 sq mi)
Population (September 2016)
 • Total 19,794
 • Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Japanese Rowan and Ezo Spruce
 • Flower Cosmos and Ezo murasaki-tsutsuji (Rhododendron dauricum)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 4-1, Higashi Roku-jō, Shibetsu-shi, Hokkaidō
095-8686
Website www.city.shibetsu.lg.jp

Shibetsu (士別市, Shibetsu-shi, Ainu: シペㇳ Sipet) is a city located in Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the city has an estimated population of 19,794 and the density of 18 persons per km². The total area is 1119.29 km².

On September 1, 2005, the town of Asahi was merged into Shibetsu.

History[edit]

  • 1902: Shibetsu village was founded.
  • 1915: The village became Shibetsu town.
  • 1954: Shibetsu town, Kamishibetsu village, Tayoro village, and Onneppu village were merged to form Shibetsu city.
  • 2005: Asahi town was merged into Shibetsu city.

Geography[edit]

Shibetsu is located N of Asahikawa and NNE of Sapporo. It is situated by the Shibetsu River in the north and its valley. The name comes from the Ainu word for "great river".

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Road[edit]

Shibetsu is accessed by the Hokkaidō Expressway. The Shibetsu-Kenbuchi Interchange opened on October 4, 2003, connecting the expressway with Route 40. The bypass is not yet planned.

Education[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • Hokkaido Shibetsu Shoun High School
  • Hokkaido Shibetsu Higashi High School

Sister city and friendship city[edit]

Sister city[edit]

Friendship city[edit]

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