Hokkaidō is the northernmost of 's four main islands. With both size and population similar to , it is the most sparsely populated part of Japan.

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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 . is the biggest transportation hub in Hokkaido.

The covers the western and central parts of the northern island of . is the main gateway, with trains north to and south to , as well as ferry connections to .


  • Type: island
  • Location: , ,
  • Population: 5,280,000
  • Latitude of center: 44° or 44° north
  • Longitude of center: 143° or 143° east
  • Elevation: 528 meters (1732 feet)
  • Neighbors:
  • GeoNames ID: 2130038

Other Names for Hokkaido

  • 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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