Shintoku, Hokkaido

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Shintoku
新得町
Town
Flag of Shintoku
Flag
Official seal of Shintoku
Emblem
Location of Shintoku in Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
Location of Shintoku in Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
Shintoku is located in Japan
Shintoku
Shintoku
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°5′N 142°50′E / 43.083°N 142.833°E / 43.083; 142.833Coordinates: 43°5′N 142°50′E / 43.083°N 142.833°E / 43.083; 142.833
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
District Kamikawa (Tokachi)
Area
 • Total 1,063.79 km2 (410.73 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 6,285
 • Density 5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.shintoku-town.jp

Shintoku (新得町, Shintoku-chō) is a town located in Tokachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 6,285 and a density of 5.9 persons per km². The total area is 1,063.79 km². Surrounding towns include Sahoro, Shimizu, and Shikaoi.

While Japan Bandy Federation was founded in 2011, there has not been any full-sized bandy field in the country. So domestically only the variety rink bandy has been played. However, in the summer of 2017 an association for bandy was founded in Shintoku[1] and it was announced that a full-sized field will open in the 2017-18 winter season.[2] It became a reality in December 2017 and the first Japanese championship took place there in January 2018, with the home teams capturing the titles.[3][4]

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