Shibecha, Hokkaido

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Shibecha

標茶町
Town
Shibecha town hall
Shibecha town hall
Flag of Shibecha
Flag
Official seal of Shibecha
Seal
Location of Shibecha in Hokkaido (Kushiro)
Location of Shibecha in Hokkaido (Kushiro)
Shibecha is located in Japan
Shibecha
Shibecha
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°18′N 144°36′E / 43.300°N 144.600°E / 43.300; 144.600Coordinates: 43°18′N 144°36′E / 43.300°N 144.600°E / 43.300; 144.600
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Kushiro)
DistrictKawakami
Area
 • Total1,099.41 km2 (424.48 sq mi)
Population
 (September 30, 2016)
 • Total7,862
 • Density7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Websitewww.town.shibecha.hokkaido.jp

Shibecha (標茶町, Shibecha-chō) is a town located in Kushiro Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. As of September 2016, it has an estimated population of 7,862 and an area of 1,099.41 km².

History[edit]

  • 1923: Kumaushi Village (熊牛村) is formed.
  • 1929: Village renamed to Shibecha.
  • 1950: Shibecha Village becomes Shibecha Town.

Notable people from Shibecha[edit]

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