Uryū, Hokkaido


Uryunuma Wetland

Location of Uryū in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 43°39′N 141°53′E / 43.650°N 141.883°E / 43.650; 141.883Coordinates: 43°39′N 141°53′E / 43.650°N 141.883°E / 43.650; 141.883
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
District Uryū
  Total 190.91 km2 (73.71 sq mi)
Population (2008)
  Total 3,054
  Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.uryu.hokkaido.jp

Uryū (雨竜町 Uryū-chō) is a town located in Uryū District, Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2008, the town has an estimated population of 3,054 and a density of 17.68 persons per km². The total area is 190.91 square kilometres (73.71 sq mi).[1]


The name of the town is from the Ainu language, but the origin of name has been lost. Urir-o-pet, one possibility, means "cormorant river".[1]

In the Japanese language the name of the town is written with ateji, or kanji characters used to phonetically represent native or borrowed words. The first, , means "rain", and the second, , means "dragon".

Neighboring municipalities


  1. 1 2 "雨竜(町)" [Uryū]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2012-08-07.

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