island in the Japanese archipelago
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Hokkaidō (北海道, Hokkaidō), also known as Ezo and Yezo, is a volcanic island in Japan. It is the northernmost of Japan's four main islands.
Hokkaidō Prefecture covers the entire island.
About 5,500,000 live on the island. It is north of Honshu. It is the second largest Japanese island. It has a humid continental climate (Dfa/Dfb in the Köppen climate classification) with cold snowy winters and warm to hot summers.
Agriculture is an important part of the island's economy.
Hokkaidō region is one of Japan's traditional geographic regions.
The region covers the entire island. The island and the region have been called Hokkaidō since 1869.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Library of Congress Country Studies, Japan (LOC), "Geographic Regions, Hokkaido". Retrieved 2012-2-13.
- ↑ Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Hokkaido Prefecture, Regional Information Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-4-6.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Hokkaido" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 343.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Geography" at p. 242.
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