Kuromatsunai Town Hall
|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)|
|• Mayor||Mitsuru Kamada|
|• Total||345.65 km2 (133.46 sq mi)|
(24 May 2020)
|• Density||7.9/km2 (21/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
|City hall address||302-1 Kuromatsunai, Kuromatsunai, Suttsu-gun, Hokkaido|
As of 24 May 2020 the town had an estimated population of 2,739, and a density of 7.2 persons per km². The total area of the town is 345.65 km².
Kuromatsunai is located in the southern part of Shiribeshi Subprefecture and while close to both the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean, the town itself has no coastline. The Shubuto River and Kuromatsunai River flow through Kuromatsunai.
The town, being the northernmost area of Japan in which beech trees grow naturally, has had the beech tree designated a natural treasure.
Neighboring towns and village
- Shiribeshi Subprefecture
- Iburi Subprefecture
- Oshima Subprefecture
- 1902: Kuromatsunai Village becomes a Second Class Village.
- 1915: Neppu Village becomes a Second Class Village.
- 1923: Tarukishi Village becomes a Second Class Village.
- 1955: Kuromatsunai Village, Neppu Village, and a part of Tarukishi Village are merged to form the new village of Miwa.
- 1959: Miwa Village becomes Miwa Town.
- 1959: Miwa is renamed Kuromatsunai.
- Hakodate Main Line: Kuromatsunai Station - Neppu Station
- : Kuromatsunai JCT
- : Kuromatsunai JCT - Kuromatsunai-minami IC - Kuromatsunai IC
- National Route 5
- Junior high schools
- Kuromatsunai Junior High School
- Shiroikawa Junior High School
- Elementary schools
- Kuromatsunai Elementary School
- Shiroikawa Elementary School
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