Hokkaidō is the northernmost of 's four main islands. Home to Japan's native Ainu people, Hokkaido continues to represent the untamed wilderness with many great national parks.

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is the capital and largest city of the northern island of , .

is a large city in southern , .

is the northernmost city in . It has a population of about 37,000, and is in the subdistrict of in .

, located in the geographical center of Japan's northern island of , is an amalgamation of several quaint farming towns around a small municipal center.


The covers the eastern half of the northern island of .

The covers the northern and inner part of the northern island of .

The covers the western and central parts of the northern island of .

The covers the western and central parts of the northern island of .

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  • Type: island
  • Location: , ,
  • Population: 5,310,000
  • Latitude of center: 44° north
  • Longitude of center: 143° east
  • Elevation: 528 meters (1732 feet)
  • Neighbors:
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French: Hokkaidō, German: Hokkaidō, Italian: Hokkaidō, Japanese: ほっかいどう, Japanese: ホッカイドウ, Japanese: 北海道, Portuguese: Hokkaido, Spanish: Hokkaido, Ezo, Hokkaidō-Hontō, Hokushū, Jesso, Yeso, Yezo
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