Shintoku, Hokkaido

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Flag of Shintoku
Official seal of Shintoku
Location of Shintoku in Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
Location of Shintoku in Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
Shintoku is located in Japan
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)
 • 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)

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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