Shikotan District, Hokkaido

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The location of Shikotan District in Nemuro Subprefecture.

Shikotan (色丹郡, Shikotan-gun) is a nominal district that is part of Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It covers Shikotan Island, which is claimed by Japan and Russia. As of August 15, 1945, it had a population of 1,038. Although claimed by Japan, it is de facto administered by Russia.



Russian administration[edit]

Russia administers the island as part of the South Kurils district of Sakhalin Oblast, administering all of the two villages.

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