Shibetsu, Hokkaido

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Shibetsu

士別市
Shibetsu city hall
Shibetsu city hall
Flag of Shibetsu
Flag
Official seal of Shibetsu
Emblem
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
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Government
 • MayorMakino Yuji
Area
 • Total1,119.29 km2 (432.16 sq mi)
Population
(September 2016)
 • Total19,794
 • Density18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeJapanese Rowan and Ezo Spruce
 • FlowerCosmos and Ezo murasaki-tsutsuji (Rhododendron dauricum)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address4-1, Higashi Roku-jō, Shibetsu-shi, Hokkaidō
095-8686
Websitewww.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]

External links[edit]