Wassamu, Hokkaido

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Wassamu town hall
Wassamu town hall
Flag of Wassamu
Official seal of Wassamu
Location of Wassamu in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Location of Wassamu in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Wassamu is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 44°1′N 142°25′E / 44.017°N 142.417°E / 44.017; 142.417Coordinates: 44°1′N 142°25′E / 44.017°N 142.417°E / 44.017; 142.417
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
District Kamikawa (Teshio)
 • Total 224.83 km2 (86.81 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 3,553
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.wassamu.hokkaido.jp

Wassamu (和寒町, Wassamu-chō) is a town located in Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 3,553 and a population density of 15.8 persons per km². The total area is 224.83 km².

The town flower is the Katakuri.

Wassamu has 6 schools, a middle school, a high school including the prefectural high school, a post office and a square.

It is linked with the Dōō Expressway at Interchange 12 which was first opened on October 4, 2000, and extended to Kembuchi-Shibetsu on October 4, 2003. Wassamu is also linked by train and Route 40 and prefectural roads 48 and 99.

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