Tomamae, Hokkaido

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Tomamae
苫前町
Town
Sunset over Tomamae
Sunset over Tomamae
Flag of Tomamae
Flag
Official seal of Tomamae
Symbol
Location of Tomamae in Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)
Location of Tomamae in Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)
Tomamae is located in Japan
Tomamae
Tomamae
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 44°18′N 141°39′E / 44.300°N 141.650°E / 44.300; 141.650Coordinates: 44°18′N 141°39′E / 44.300°N 141.650°E / 44.300; 141.650
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)
District Tomamae
Area
 • Total 454.50 km2 (175.48 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 3,261
 • Density 7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Sorbus commixta
 • Flower Corydalis ambigua
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.tomamae.lg.jp

Tomamae (苫前町 Tomamae-chō?) is a town located in Tomamae District, Rumoi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is typical of the small coastal towns that line the western coast of Hokkaido.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2016, the town has an estimated population of 3,261 and a density of 7.2 persons per km². The total area is 454.50 km².

Tourism[edit]

Tomamae is famous for its windmills which dot the countryside. It is also famous for its brown bear. In 1915 a huge bear attacked the village and killed 7 people. The Bear Museum, just off route 232 has many interesting exhibits and a 40-minute film reconstructing the attack.

The town festival is at the beginning of July and at the end of February they have a kite competition and festival (though it is usually very cold.)

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