city on Hokkaido, Japan

Sapporo (札幌, Sapporo-shi) is the capital city of Hokkaidō Prefecture in Japan.[2] The port city is on the southwest part of the island of Hokkaidō and it is the island's largest city.[3]

City of Sapporo[1]
Sapporo City Montage
Sapporo City Montage
Flag of Sapporo
Official seal of Sapporo
Location of Sapporo in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Location of Sapporo in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Location of Ishikari Subprefecture in Hokkaido
Sapporo is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°4′N 141°21′E / 43.067°N 141.350°E / 43.067; 141.350
PrefectureHokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
 • MayorKatsuhiro Akimoto
 • Total1,121.12 km2 (432.87 sq mi)
 (September 30, 2016)
 • Total1,947,097
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
 • TreeLilac
 • FlowerLily of the valley
 • BirdCommon cuckoo
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address2-1-1 Kita-ichijō-nishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

The city has a famous snow festival in winter, it has a growing population of about 1,800,000 people. Its area is 110,000 square kilometres (42,000 sq mi). There are a lot of fish markets in Sapporo. A beer brand named "Sapporo" was named after this city. Ramen is a very popular food in Sapporo. The city has a subway system. Some famous landmarks are the Sapporo TV Tower, and the clock tower that is in the center of the city. There are several universities here, including Hokkaido University. The nearby airport is called New Chitose Airport.

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  1. City of Sapporo. "City of Sapporo". 札幌市.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Sapporo" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 823-824.
  3. Nussbaum, "Hokkaido" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 343.

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