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Sapporo City
札幌市
Location of Sapporo City
Sapporo City's location in Hokkaidō prefecture, Japan.
Location
Country Japan
Region Hokkaidō
Prefecture Hokkaidō prefecture
Physical characteristics
Area 1,121.12 km²
Population (as of December, 2005)
     Total 1,882,424
     Density 1668/km²
Location 43°3′56″N, 141°21′27″E
Symbols
Tree Lilac
Flower Lily of the valley
Bird Common cuckoo
Symbol of Sapporo City
Symbol of Sapporo City
Sapporo City City Hall
Mayor Fumio Ueda
Address 〒060-8611
Sapporo-shi,
Chūō-ku, Kita-1,Nishi-2
Phone number 011-211-2111
Official website: Sapporo City

Coordinates: 43°3′56″N, 141°21′27″E Sapporo city map, made using resources from Koba-chans resources on the Japanese wikipedia. ... Hokkaidō   (北海道, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, is the second largest island and largest prefecture of Japan. ... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Hokkaidō   (北海道, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, is the second largest island and largest prefecture of Japan. ... The prefectures of Japan are the countrys 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one metropolis (都 to), Tokyo; one circuit (道 dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府 fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県 ken). ... Hokkaidō   (北海道, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, is the second largest island and largest prefecture of Japan. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... For other uses, see Tree (disambiguation). ... Species About 20 species; see text. ... A Phalaenopsis flower A flower, (<Old French flo(u)r<Latin florem<flos), also known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). ... Binomial name Convallaria majalis Lily of the valley is a flowering plant of the Convallaria genus. ... “Aves” redirects here. ... Binomial name Cuculus canorus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners, the anis, the coucals, and the Hoatzin. ... Download high resolution version (615x708, 12 KB)Sapporo City symbol. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... An address is a code and abstract concept expressing the fixed location of a home, business or other building on the earths surface. ... A telephone number is a sequence of decimal digits that uniquely indicates the network termination point. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Sapporo (札幌市 Sapporo-shi?) listen  is the fifth-largest city in Japan by population and the third-largest by geographic area. It is the capital of Hokkaidō Prefecture. Sapporo Breweries Limited (サッポロビール株式会社) is a Japanese company that makes beer, headquartered in Ebisu, Tokyo. ... Image File history File links Ja-Sapporo. ... A city ) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... Hokkaidō   (北海道, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, is the second largest island and largest prefecture of Japan. ...


Sapporo is primarily known outside Japan as the host city for the 1972 Winter Olympics, and for the annual Snow Festival, known as yuki matsuri, which draws more than 2 million tourists from around the world. The city is also home to the eponymous Sapporo Breweries. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A palace entirely made of snow The Sapporo Snow Festival (さっぽろ雪まつり Sapporo Yuki-matsuri) is a famous yearly festival held in Sapporo, Japan over seven days in February. ... An eponym is the name of a person, whether real or fictitious, which has (or is thought to have) given rise to the name of a particular place, tribe, discovery or other item. ... A can of Sapporo Classic beer Sapporo Breweries Limited ) is a Japanese company that makes beer, headquartered in Ebisu, Tokyo. ...

Contents

Early history

Prior to its establishment, the area occupied by Sapporo (known as the Ishikari Plain) was home to a number of indigenous Ainu settlements. In 1866 at the end of the Edo Period construction began on a canal through the area, encouraging a number of early settlers to establish Sapporo village. The settlement's name was taken from the Ainu language, and can be translated as "large river running through a plain". The Ainu IPA: /?ajnu/) are an ethnic group indigenous to Hokkaidō and north of Honshū in Northern Japan, the Kuril Islands, much of Sakhalin, and the southernmost third of the Kamchatka peninsula. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Edo Period. ...


In 1868 (the officially recognised year celebrated as the 'birth' of Sapporo), the new Meiji government concluded that the existing administrative center of Hokkaidō, which at the time was the port of Hakodate was in an unsuitable location for the defense and further development of the island. As a result it was determined that a new capital on the Ishikari Plain should be established. The plain itself provided an unusually large expanse of flat, well drained land which is relatively uncommon in the otherwise mountainous geography of Hokkaidō. 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The Meiji period ) denotes the 45-year reign of Emperor Meiji, running from 8 September 1868 (in the Gregorian calendar, 23 October 1868) to 30 July 1912. ... View of Hakodate from Mountain Hakodate (&#20989;&#39208;&#24066;; -shi) is a city and port located in Oshima, Hokkaido, Japan. ...


During 1870-71, Kiyotaka Kuroda, vice-chairman of the Hokkaidō Development Commission (kaitakushi) approached the American government for assistance in developing the land resulting in Horace Capron, Secretary of Agriculture under President Ulysses S. Grant being appointed as a special advisor to the commission. Construction began around a park, Odori Koen, which still remains as a green ribbon of recreational land splitting the central area of the city into two halves. The city closely followed the American-style grid plan with streets at right-angles to form city blocks; highly unusual in Japan even today. Kuroda Kiyotaka (&#40658;&#30000; &#28165;&#38534;; October 16, 1840&#8211;August 25, 1900), also known as Ry&#333;suke, was a Japanese politician of the Meiji era, and the second Prime Minister of Japan from April 30, 1888 to October 25, 1889. ... Ulysses S. Grant[2] (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American general and the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ... A simple grid plan road map (Windermere, Florida). ...


The continuing expansion of the Japanese into Hokkaidō continued, mainly due to migration from the main island of Honshū immediately to the south, and the prosperity of Hokkaidō and particularly its capital grew to the point that the Development Commission was deemed unnecessary and was abolished in 1882. HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ...


Wards

Sapporo has ten wards (ku): A ku (&#21306;), translated as ward, is a district in a large Japanese city. ...

Atsubetsu-ku (厚別区?)
Chūō-ku (中央区 Chūō-ku?)
Higashi-ku (東区?)
Kita-ku (北区?)
Kiyota-ku (清田区?)
Minami-ku (南区?)
Nishi-ku (西区?)
Shiroishi-ku (白石区?)
Teine-ku (手稲区?)
Toyohira-ku (豊平区?)

Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo is one of the ten wards in Sapporo city, Japan. ... Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo is one of the ten wards in Sapporo city, Japan. ... Chūō-ku ), Sapporo is one of the ten wards in Sapporo city, Japan. ... Kita (&#21271;&#21306;; -ku, lit. ... Kita (&#21271;&#21306;; -ku, lit. ... Nishi (西区; -ku, lit. ... Nishi (西区; -ku, lit. ... Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo is one of the ten wards in Sapporo city, Japan. ... Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo is one of the ten wards in Sapporo city, Japan. ...

Buildings

Sapporo TV Tower Sapporo TV Tower (札幌テレビ塔), built in 1957, is a 147. ... Sapporo clock tower. ...

Demographics

Sapporo City Hall (Aug. 1, 2005)
Sapporo City Hall (Aug. 1, 2005)
A view of the northeastern part of Sapporo city
A view of the northeastern part of Sapporo city

The city has an estimated population of 1,882,424 as of 2005 and the density of 1668 persons per km² (644 persons per mi²). The total area is 1,121.12 km² (696.63 mi²). Image File history File linksMetadata Sapporo_City_Hall. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Sapporo_City_Hall. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2592x1705, 525 KB) Blick auf Sapporo (Japan) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sapporo ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2592x1705, 525 KB) Blick auf Sapporo (Japan) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sapporo ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Sports

Consadole Sapporo (Japanese: コンサドーレ札幌) is a Japanese professional soccer (football) club, currently playing in the J-league Division 2. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... Sapporo Dome is a stadium in Sapporo, Japan. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Official logo The 2006 Basketball World Championship will be hosted by Japan in August and September 2006. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Official logo for the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships The 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships will take place between February 22 and March 4, 2007 in Sapporo, Japan. ...

Professional

  • J. League (J・リーグ Jei Riigu?)
  • Professional Baseball (日本プロ野球 Nippon Puro Yakyū?)
    • Hokkaidō NipponHam Fighters (北海道日本ハムファイターズ Hokkaidō Nippon Hamu Faitāzu?) in Pacific League
    • Sapporo Ambitious (札幌アンビシャス Sapporo Ambishasu?) in Masters League

The Japan Professional Football League ), or J.LEAGUE ), is the top professional football (soccer) league in Japan and one of the most successful leagues in Asian club football. ... Consadole Sapporo (Japanese: コンサドーレ札幌) is a Japanese professional soccer (football) club, currently playing in the J-league Division 2. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Pacific League (パシフィック・リーグ Pashifikku Riigu) is one of Japans two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Central League). ...

Sports clubs

Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...

Sister cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Location of Novosibirsk in Russia and the Oblast Coordinates: Oblast Novosibirsk  - Mayor Vladimir Gorodetskiy Area    - City 447. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Munich (German: , pronounced  ) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria (German: ). Munich is Germanys third largest city and one of Europes most prosperous and expensive. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, PDX Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Shenyang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: , Manchu: Mukden) is the capital city of Liaoning province in Northeast China. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...

See also

Sapporo Breweries Limited (サッポロビール株式会社) is a Japanese company that makes beer, headquartered in Ebisu, Tokyo. ...

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Shadow picture of Hokkaidō Prefecture Hokkaidō Prefecture
Symbol of Hokkaidō Prefecture
Subprefectures
Abashiri | Hidaka | Hiyama | Iburi | Ishikari | Kamikawa | Kushiro | Nemuro | Oshima | Rumoi | Shiribeshi | Sorachi | Sōya | Tokachi
Cities
Abashiri | Akabira | Asahikawa | Ashibetsu | Bibai | Chitose | Date | Ebetsu | Eniwa | Fukagawa | Furano | Hakodate | Hokuto | Ishikari | Iwamizawa | Kitahiroshima | Kitami | Kushiro | Mikasa | Monbetsu | Muroran | Nayoro | Nemuro | Noboribetsu | Obihiro | Otaru | Rumoi | Sapporo (capital) | Shibetsu | Sunagawa | Takikawa | Tomakomai | Utashinai | Wakkanai | Yūbari
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Sapporo, Hokkaido - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (236 words)
Sapporo listen (♫) (札幌市; -shi) is the fifth-largest city in Japan and it is the capital of Hokkaido Prefecture.
Sapporo also hosts the popular annual Sapporo Snow Festival every February, famed for its ice sculpture competition.
In Japan, Sapporo is known as the home of the eponymous Sapporo beer and miso-flavored Sapporo ramen.
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