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Asahikawa, Hokkaidō

Administration
Full name旭川市
Official name旭川市
JapaneseName旭川
Settlement typeCore city
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaidō
PrefectureHokkaidō
Government
MayorMasahito Nishikawa
Geography
Total Area288.6 sq mi (747.6 km2)
Demography
Total Population352105 (July 30, 2011)
Density (pop.)470.98/km2 (1219.8/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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|} is a city in Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital of the subprefecture and the second-largest city in Hokkaido, after Sapporo. It has been a Core city since April 1, 2000. The city is currently well-known for the Asahiyama Zoo and Asahikawa ramen.

In July 31, 2011, the city had an estimated population of 352,105, with 173,961 households and a population density of 470.96 persons per km2. The total area is 747.6 km2.


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