Otobe, Hokkaido

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Otobe

乙部町
Town
Otobe Town hall
Otobe Town hall
Flag of Otobe
Flag
Official seal of Otobe
Seal
Location of Otobe in Hokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
Location of Otobe in Hokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
Otobe is located in Japan
Otobe
Otobe
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 41°58′N 140°8′E / 41.967°N 140.133°E / 41.967; 140.133Coordinates: 41°58′N 140°8′E / 41.967°N 140.133°E / 41.967; 140.133
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
DistrictNishi
Government
 • MayorTsutomu Terashima
Area
 • Total162.55 km2 (62.76 sq mi)
Population
 (September 30, 2016)
 • Total3,925
 • Density24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address388 Midoricho, Otobe, Nishi District, Hokkaido
043-0103
Websitewww.town.otobe.lg.jp
Symbols
FlowerLilium
TreeCryptomeria

Otobe (乙部町, Otobe-chō) is a town located in Hiyama Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 3,925, and a density of 24 persons per km². The total area is 162.55 km².

Geography[edit]

Otobe is located on the western of the Oshima Peninsula and faces the Sea of Japan.

The name came from Ainu word that means "The river with a marsh in its estuary". This river is Hime River, which flows through the town.[1]

Neighboring towns[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1902: Otobe became a Second Class Village.[2]
  • 1965: Otobe Village became Otobe Town.

Education[edit]

  • Junior high school
    • Otobe Junior High School
  • Elementary schools
    • Otobe Elementary School
    • Sakaehama Elementary School
    • Meiwa Elementary School

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