Shibetsu, Hokkaido

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This article is about the city in Kamikawa Subprefecture. For the town in Nemuro Subprefecture, see Shibetsu, Hokkaido (Nemuro).
"Sipet" redirects here. For the Romanian village of Şipet, see Tormac.
Shibetsu
士別市
City
Shibetsu city hall
Shibetsu city hall
Flag of Shibetsu
Flag
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 (June 2008)
 • Total 22,859
 • Density 20.4/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Japanese Rowan and Ezo Spruce
- Flower Cosmos and Ezo-murasaki-tsutsuji (Rhododendron dauricum)
Address 4-1, Higashi Roku-jō, Shibetsu-shi, Hokkaidō
095-8686
Phone number 0165-23-3121
Website Shibetsu City

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

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 22,859 and the density of 20.4 persons per km². The total area is 1119.29 km².

On September 1, 2005, the town of Asahi (from Kamikawa (Teshio) District) was merged into Shibetsu.

History[edit]

  • 1902 Shibetsu village was founded.
  • 1915 Shibetsu 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]

Monbetsu 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 meaning great river.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Road[edit]

Shibetsu is accessed by an expressway which has its northern terminus in the north, which opened its interchange on October 4, 2003 and 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]

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