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Sōya Subprefecture

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Sōya Subprefecture
宗谷総合振興局
Sōya-sōgō-shikō-kyoku
Location of Sōya Subprefecture
Prefecture Hokkaido
Capital Wakkanai
Area
 • Total 4,050.76 km2 (1,564.01 sq mi)
Population (March 2009)
 • Total 75,665
 • Density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Website souya.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp

Sōya Subprefecture (宗谷総合振興局 Sōya-sōgō-shikō-kyoku?) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. Its population is estimated to be 77,500 as of July 31, 2004 and its area is Script error: No such module "convert".. It is the northernmost subprefecture of Japan.

Wakkanai Airport is located in Wakkanai. Rishiri Airport is located in Rishirifuji, Rishiri District.

Geography

File:Soya Subprefecture Map.gif
Sōya Subprefecture (without Horonobe)

Cities

Towns and villages by district

Mergers

History

  • 1897 Sōya Subprefecture established; Sōya, Esashi, Rishiri, Rebun Districts placed under its jurisdiction
  • 1948 Toyotomi village (now town), Teshio District transferred from Rumoi Subprefecture
  • 2010 Horonobe town, Teshio District transferred from Rumoi Subprefecture

External links

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