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Abashiri District, Hokkaido

Location of Abashiri District in Okhotsk Subprefecture

Abashiri (網走郡, Abashiri-gun) is a district located in Okhotsk Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2004, the district has an estimated population of 38,013 and a population density of 25.37 persons per km². The total area is 1,498.58 km².

Memanbetsu Airport is located in the town of Ōzora; the airport was located in the town of Memanbetsu prior to the town's 2006 merger into the town of Ōzora.

Towns and villages

History

  • 1869: 11 provinces and 86 districts were established in Hokkaido. Abashiri District was placed in Kitami Province
  • July 1881: Abashiri District (網尻郡) was incorporated from Kushiro Province
  • 1947: Abashiri Town split into Higashimokoto Village and Abashiri City; Abashiri City leaves the district
  • March 31, 2006: the town of Memanbetsu, and the village of Higashimokoto merged to form the new town of Ōzora.