Iburi Province

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Map of island of Hokkaido with Iburi Province highlighted, c. 1869

Iburi Province (胆振国 Iburi-no kuni?), also called Ifuri, was a old province of Japan on the island of Hokkaido. The history of the province started in 1869 and ended in 1882.

The boundaries of this ancient province are generally mirrored in what is today called Iburi Subprefecture.

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Further information: Former Provinces of Hokkaidō

After 1869, the northern Japanese island was known as Hokkaido.[1] Regional subdivisions were established. Iburi Province was one of the new entities which were created in 1869.[2]

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan including Iburi Province were reformed in the 1870s.[3]

Iburi and the other ten provinces of Hokkaido were reorganized as Hakodate Prefecture, Sapporo Prefecture and Nemuro Prefecture.[4]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hokkaido" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 343.
  2. Satow, Ernest. (1882). "The Geography of Japan" in Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Vols. 1-2, p. 33; Great Britain Parliament. (1887). House of Commons Papers, Vol. 101, p. 77.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. Great Britain Parliament, p. 78.

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