Sapporo

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Sapporo
札幌市
Designated city
City of Sapporo[1]
Sapporo City Montage
Sapporo City Montage
Flag of Sapporo
Flag
Official seal of Sapporo
Symbol
Location of Sapporo in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Location of Sapporo in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Location of Ishikari Subprefecture in Hokkaido
Location of Ishikari Subprefecture in Hokkaido
Sapporo is located in Japan
Sapporo
Sapporo
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°4′N 141°21′E / 43.067°N 141.350°E / 43.067; 141.350Coordinates: 43°4′N 141°21′E / 43.067°N 141.350°E / 43.067; 141.350
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto
Area
 • Total 1,121.12 km2 (432.87 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 1,947,097
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Lilac
 • Flower Lily of the valley
 • Bird Common cuckoo
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 2-1-1 Kita-ichijō-nishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
060-8611
Website www.city.sapporo.jp

Sapporo (札幌, Sapporo-shi) is the capital city of Hokkaidō Prefecture in Japan.[2] The port city is on the southwest part of the island of Hokkaidō and is the island's largest city.[3]

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.

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  1. City of Sapporo. "City of Sapporo". 札幌市. 
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Sapporo" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 823-824.
  3. Nussbaum, "Hokkaido" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 343.

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