|City of Sapporo|
Sapporo City Montage
|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)|
|• Mayor||Katsuhiro Akimoto|
|• Total||1,121.12 km2 (432.87 sq mi)|
(September 30, 2016)
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)|
|• Flower||Lily of the valley|
|• Bird||Common cuckoo|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|City hall address||2-1-1 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.
- 1972 - The Winter Olympic Games was held in Sapporo.
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