The city has a famous snow festival in winter, it has a growing population of about 1,800,000 people. Its area is 110,000 square kilometres (42,000 sq mi). There are a lot of fish markets in Sapporo. A beer brand named "Sapporo" was named after this city. Ramen is a very popular food in Sapporo. The city has a subway system. A famous landmark is the clock tower in the center of the city. There are several universities here, including Hokkaido University. The nearby airport is called Chitose Airport.
- 1972 - The Winter Olympic Games was held in Sapporo.
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