Shikabe, Hokkaido

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Shikabe
鹿部町
Town
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Hepburn romanization Shikabe-chō
Flag of Shikabe
Flag
The location of Shikabe in Oshima Subprefecture.
The location of Shikabe in Oshima Subprefecture.
Shikabe is located in Japan
Shikabe
Shikabe
The location of Shikabe in Japan
Coordinates: 42°2′N 140°49′E / 42.033°N 140.817°E / 42.033; 140.817Coordinates: 42°2′N 140°49′E / 42.033°N 140.817°E / 42.033; 140.817
Country Japan
Prefecture Hokkaido
Subprefecture Oshima Subprefecture
District Kayabe
Government
 • Mayor (町長?, chōchō) Akihiko Morita (盛田昌彦?)
Area
 • Total 110.61 km2 (42.71 sq mi)
Population (2017-02-28)
 • Total 4,066
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Post code 041-1498
Area code(s) 01343
Official Tree Japanese Rowan
Official Flower Rhododendron
Government Office Address Aza Miyahama 299, Shikabe-chō, Kayabe-gun, Hokkaidō 041-1498
Government Office Telephone 01372-7-2111
Community Identification Number 01343-9
Website http://www.town.shikabe.lg.jp

Shikabe (鹿部町?, Shikabe-chō) is a town located in Kayabe District, Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

The town has a total area of 110.61 square kilometres (42.71 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Shikabe is located in northeast of Oshima Peninsula. There is Hokkaido Koma-ga-take on northwest of the town.

The name of "Shikabe" is derived from Ainu word "sikerpe", meaning "Place with Phellodendron amurense".

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

On February 28, 2017, the town had an estimated population of 4,066 and a density of 37 persons per km².

History[edit]

  • 1906: Shikabe became a Second Class village.
  • 1945: Hakodate Main Line Sawara Branch Line and Shikabe Station were opened.
  • 1983: Shikabe village became Shikabe town.

Education[edit]

  • Shikabe Junior High School
  • Shikabe Elementary School

External links[edit]

Media related to Shikabe, Hokkaidō at Wikimedia Commons