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Hakodate, Hokkaidō

Administration
Full nameHakodate
Official name函館市
Native name函館
Native name langja
Settlement typeCore city
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido
Government
MayorToshiki Kudo (since May 2011)
Geography
Total Area261.7 sq mi (677.89 km2)
Demography
Total Population279851 (July 31, 2011)
Density (pop.)412.83/km2 (1069.2/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- TreeOnko (Japanese Yew)
- FlowerAzalea
- BirdVaried Tit
Phone number0138-21-3111
Address4-13 Shinonome-chō, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
040-8666

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|} is a city and port located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital city of Oshima Subprefecture.

Hakodate was Japan's first city whose port was opened to foreign trade in 1854 as a result of Convention of Kanagawa, and used to be the most important port in northern Japan. Also, the city had been the biggest city in Hokkaido before the Great Hakodate Fire of 1934.

As of July 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 279,851 with 143,221 households and a population density of 412.83 persons per km2. The total area is 677.77 km2. The city is now the third biggest in Hokkaido after Sapporo and Asahikawa.


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