Shiriuchi, Hokkaido

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Shiriuchi

知内町
Town
Shiriuchi town office
Shiriuchi town office
Flag of Shiriuchi
Flag
The location of Shiriuchi in Oshima Subprefecture.
The location of Shiriuchi in Oshima Subprefecture.
Shiriuchi is located in Japan
Shiriuchi
Shiriuchi
Location of Shiriuchi in Japan
Coordinates: 41°36′N 140°25′E / 41.600°N 140.417°E / 41.600; 140.417Coordinates: 41°36′N 140°25′E / 41.600°N 140.417°E / 41.600; 140.417
CountryJapan
PrefectureHokkaido
SubprefectureOshima Subprefecture
DistrictKamiiso
Named forChiri Ochi A place with birds (Ainu language)[1]
Government
 • MayorTakayuki Ono (大野 幸孝)
Area
 • Total196.67 km2 (75.93 sq mi)
 • Forest[2]159.93 km2 (61.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-09-30)
 • Total4,620
 • Density23/km2 (61/sq mi)
Post code
049-1103
Area code(s)01392
Government Office AddressShiriuchi Yakuba, 21-1 Aza Omanai, Shiriuchi-chō, Kamiiso-gun, Hokkaidō 049-1103
Government Office Telephone01392-5-6161
Websitehttp://www.town.shiriuchi.hokkaido.jp/

Shiriuchi (知内町, Shiriuchi-chō) is a town located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 4,620, and a density of 23 persons per km². The total area is 196.66 km².

Geography[edit]

Shiriuchi is located on the southwest of the Oshima Peninsula and faces Tsugaru Strait. Shiriuchi River flows through the town.

Neighboring towns[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1906: Shiriuchi village was founded.
  • 1967: Shiriuchi village became Shiriuchi town.

Transportation[edit]

Kaikyō Line runs through the town, and the entrance of the Seikan Tunnel is in Yunosato. There used to be Shiriuchi Station, but it closed in March 2014.

Education[edit]

  • High school
    • Hokkaido Shiriuchi High School[3]

Sister town[edit]

Notable people from Shiriuchi[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ 名町の由来 (in Japanese). Shiriuchi Town. Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ 知内町の概要 (in Japanese). Shiriuchi. Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  3. ^ 北海道知内高等学校 (in Japanese)
  4. ^ トンネルがもたらしたもの (in Japanese)

External links[edit]

Media related to Shiriuchi, Hokkaidō at Wikimedia Commons