|City of Sapporo|
|Coordinates: 43°4′N 141°21′E / 43.067°N 141.350°ECoordinates: 43°4′N 141°21′E / 43.067°N 141.350°E|
|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)|
|• Mayor||Katsuhiro Akimoto|
|• Total||1,121.12 km2 (432.87 sq mi)|
(September 30, 2016)
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)|
|• Flower||Lily of the valley|
|• Bird||Common cuckoo|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|City hall address||2-1-1 Kita-ichijō-nishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido|
Sapporo (札幌市, Sapporo-shi) is the capital city of Hokkaidō Prefecture in Japan. The port city is on the southwest part of the island of Hokkaidō and it is the island's largest city.
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. Some famous landmarks are the Sapporo TV Tower, and the clock tower that is in the center of the city. There are several universities here, including Hokkaido University. The nearby airport is called New Chitose Airport.
Events[change | change source]
- 1972 - The Winter Olympic Games were held in Sapporo.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ City of Sapporo. "City of Sapporo". 札幌市.
- ↑ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Sapporo" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 823-824.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Hokkaido" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 343.
Other websites[change | change source]
- City of Sapporo
- Sightseeing of Sapporo Archived 2006-07-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Sightseeing of Sapporo