Nemuro Subprefecture


Nemuro Subprefecture
Nemuro Subprefecture
根室支庁
Nemuro-shichō
Prefecture Hokkaidō
Capital Nemuro
Area
 – Total 3,406.23 km2 (1,315.2 sq mi)
Population (March 2009)
 – Total 84,035
 – Density 24.7/km2 (63.9/sq mi)
Website nemuro.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp

Nemuro (根室振興局 Nemuro-shinkō-kyoku?) is a subprefecture of Hokkaidō, Japan. The Japanese claim the disputed Southern Kurile Islands (known as the Northern Territories in Japan) as part of this subprefecture.

As of July 31, 2004, the subprefecture has an estimated population of 86,152 and a (claimed) area of 8533.96 km².

Nakashibetsu Airport, the easternmost airport in Japan, is located in the Town of Nakashibetsu, Shibetsu District.

Contents

History

  • November, 1897 Nemuro Subprefecture established
  • November, 1897 Shana Subprefecture established
  • December, 1903 Shana Subprefecture and Nemuro Subprefecture merged
  • August, 1945 Soviets occupy the Kuril Islands

Geography

Nemuro Subprefecture (under Japanese control)

Cities

Towns and villages by district

Districts in the Northern Territories

Also knonwn as the Southern Kurile Islands (occupied and administered by Russia, claimed by Japan)
  • Shikotan
    • Shikotan
  • Kunashiri (Kunashir)
    • Tomari (Golovnino)
    • Ruyobetsu (Yuzhno Kurilsk)
  • Etorofu (Iturup)
    • Rubetsu (Pioner)
  • Shana
    • Shana (Kurilsk)
  • Shibetoro
    • Shibetoro (Rudnaya)

Districts renounced in San Francisco Treaty

  • Uruppu
  • Shimushiro (Shimushir)
  • Shumushu

Islands

Nemuro Subprefecture (including Southern Chishima)

Mergers

See List of mergers in Hokkaidō Prefecture#Nemuro Subprefecture.

External links

43°19′49″N 145°35′04″E / 43.33038°N 145.584389°E / 43.33038; 145.584389Coordinates: 43°19′49″N 145°35′04″E / 43.33038°N 145.584389°E / 43.33038; 145.584389


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