Shimamaki, Hokkaido

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Shimamaki
島牧村
Village
Shimamaki Village hall
Shimamaki Village hall
Flag of Shimamaki
Flag
Official seal of Shimamaki
Symbol
Location of Shimamaki in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Location of Shimamaki in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Shimamaki is located in Japan
Shimamaki
Shimamaki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°42′N 140°4′E / 42.700°N 140.067°E / 42.700; 140.067Coordinates: 42°42′N 140°4′E / 42.700°N 140.067°E / 42.700; 140.067
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
District Shimamaki
Government
 • Mayor Masaru Fujisawa
Area
 • Total 437.26 km2 (168.83 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 1,560
 • Density 3.6/km2 (9.2/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Fagus crenata
 • Flower Leontopodium japonicum
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 83-1, Tomari, Shimamaki, Shimamaki-gun, Hokkaido
048-0621
Website www.vill.shimamaki.lg.jp

Shimamaki (島牧村?, Shimamaki-mura) is a village located in Shimamaki District, Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2016, the village has an estimated population of 1,560. The total area is 437.26 km².

Geography[edit]

Shimamaki is located on the southern of the Shiribeshi Subprefecture. The name is derived from the Ainu word "shuma ko mak", which means "Bihind rocks".[1]

Neighboring towns[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1906: The village of Higashishimamaki and the village of Nishishimamaki were founded.
  • 1956: Two villages were merged to form the new village of Shimamaki.

Industries[edit]

The main industry of Shimamaki is fishery. Thirty percent of villagers are engaged in it.[2]

Education[edit]

  • Elementary school
    • Shimamaki Elementary School
  • Junior high school
    • Shimamaki Junior High School

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