Ishikari River

Kamikawa (Ishikari) District, Hokkaidō

is a district located in Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaidō, Japan. Confusingly, there is a district of the same name, Kamikawa (Teshio) District, in the same subprefecture. In 1869, Hokkaidō was divided into 11 provinces and 86 districts. Kamikawa district was placed under Ishikari Province. It is named after the headwaters of the Ishikari River, whereas the other Kamikawa district is named after the headwaters of the Teshio River. There is a third district in Hokkaidō with the same name, see Kamikawa.

As of 2004, the district has an estimated population of 56,867 and a density of 20.88 persons per km². The total area is 2,723.49 km².

Asahikawa Airport stretches over the outskirts of Asahikawa City and Higashikagura in Kamikawa District.


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