Uryū, Hokkaido

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Uryū

雨竜町
Town
Uryunuma Wetland
Uryunuma Wetland
Flag of Uryū
Flag
Official seal of Uryū
Emblem
Location of Uryū in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Location of Uryū in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Uryū is located in Japan
Uryū
Uryū
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°39′N 141°53′E / 43.650°N 141.883°E / 43.650; 141.883Coordinates: 43°39′N 141°53′E / 43.650°N 141.883°E / 43.650; 141.883
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
DistrictUryū
Area
 • Total190.91 km2 (73.71 sq mi)
Population
 (September 30, 2016)
 • Total2,546
 • Density13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Websitewww.town.uryu.hokkaido.jp

Uryū (雨竜町, Uryū-chō) is a town located in Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 2,546, and a density of 13.3 persons per km². The total area is 190.91 square kilometres (73.71 sq mi).[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the town is from the Ainu language, but the origin of name has been lost. Urir-o-pet, one possibility, means "cormorant river".[1]

In Japanese, the name of the town is written with ateji, or kanji characters used to phonetically represent native or borrowed words. The first, , means "rain", and the second, , means "dragon".

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "雨竜(町)" [Uryū]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-07.

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