Kamikawa Subprefecture

Kamikawa Subprefecture
Prefecture Hokkaido
Capital Asahikawa
  Total 9,852.17 km2 (3,803.94 sq mi)
Population (March 2009)
  Total 535,456
  Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Website kamikawa.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp

Kamikawa (上川総合振興局 Kamikawa-sōgō-shinkō-kyoku) is a subprefecture of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. The name is derived from Kamikawa no hitobito no Shūraku (Village of the Upstream People), a translation of the Ainu Peni Unguri Kotan. Settlement began in 1867. The sub-prefecture was established in 1897.

Asahikawa Airport stretches over the outskirts of Asahikawa City and Higashikagura in Kamikawa (Ishikari) District.


Kamikawa Subprefecture (without Horokanai)


Towns and villages by district


Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kamikawa Subprefecture.

43°48′27″N 142°26′22″E / 43.807631°N 142.439528°E / 43.807631; 142.439528Coordinates: 43°48′27″N 142°26′22″E / 43.807631°N 142.439528°E / 43.807631; 142.439528

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