Hokkaido is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 5,682,950 people, it is the 7th largest division in Japan in terms of population.
Hokkaido gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Hokkaido is lead by Harumi Takahashiand is based in the prefecture capital of Sapporo (Population: 1,883,027).
The most populous cities in Hokkaido are: Sapporo (Population: 1,883,027), Asahikawa (Population: 356,612), Hakodate (Population: 275,730), Kushiro (Population: 183,612), Tomakomai (Population: 174,806).
Hokkaido Prefecture - Quick Facts
|Year of Establishment||1868|
|Capital||Sapporo (Population: 1,883,027)|
|Head of Government||Harumi Takahashi|
|Total Area||83,452 sq km (32,221 sq miles)|
|Population Density||68.1 sq km (176.4 sq miles)|