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Prefecture of Hokkaido, Japan

Location of prefecture of Hokkaido on a map

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

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_01
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Sapporo (Population: 1,883,027)
Head of Government Harumi Takahashi
Total Population 5,682,950
Total Area 83,452 sq km (32,221 sq miles)
Population Density 68.1 sq km (176.4 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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