Shosanbetsu, Hokkaido

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Shosanbetsu
初山別村
Village
Flag of Shosanbetsu
Flag
Official seal of Shosanbetsu
Symbol
Location of Shosanbetsu in Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)
Location of Shosanbetsu in Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)
Shosanbetsu is located in Japan
Shosanbetsu
Shosanbetsu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 44°32′N 141°46′E / 44.533°N 141.767°E / 44.533; 141.767Coordinates: 44°32′N 141°46′E / 44.533°N 141.767°E / 44.533; 141.767
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)
District Tomamae
Area
 • Total 280.04 km2 (108.12 sq mi)
Population (September 2016)
 • Total 1,249
 • Density 4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.hokkai.or.jp/shosanbe/

Shosanbetsu (初山別村?, Shosanbetsu-mura) is a village located in Tomamae District, Rumoi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the village has an estimated population of 1,249 and a density of 4.5 persons per km². The total area is 280.04 km². Shosanbetsu has a planetarium-cum-astronomical observatory which is a popular entertainment in this region.

Shosanbetsu village wooden torii

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