Sorachi District, Hokkaido
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Sorachi (空知郡 Sorachi-gun) is a district divided between Sorachi and Kamikawa Subprefectures, Hokkaido, Japan. As of 2004, the district has an estimated population of 53,011 and an area of 1,497.21 km², giving a population density of 35.41 persons per square kilometer.
Towns and Villages
- 1869 - With the establishment of provinces and districts in Hokkaido, Sorachi District is created within Ishikari Province.
- 1897 - Subprefectures created, Sorachi District is placed under Sorachi Subprefecture
- 1899 - Furano Village (now Furano City), and the towns of Nakafurano, Minamifurano, and Kamifurano were transferred to Kamikawa Subprefecture
- On March 27, 2006 the town of Kurisawa, and the village of Kita, both in Sorachi Subprefecture, have merged into the city of Iwamizawa.