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5-4 Toyooka, Asahikawa, Hokkaido 078-8235 Japan


Asahikawa City


Location

E. Long. 142°22' 04", N. Lat. 43°46' 07"

Area

747.60 square kilometers

Population & Households (as of March 31, 2007)

356,087 (A decrease of 1,280 from the previous year.)
*Natural Attrition:390 Emigration: 890
167,410 Households
Population density (persons/km2): 476

Population Trend (As of March 31, each year)

Year Population % Increase/Decrease Index
2003 360,995 0.0 100.0
2004 360,065 -0.3 99.7
2005 358,795 -0.4 99.4
2006 357,367 -0.4 99.0
2007 356,087 -0.4 98.6

Population by Age Groups (As of March 31, 2007)

Category Population Component Ration (%)
Total 356,087 100.0
Under 15 Years old 43,650 12.3
15-64 230,565 64.7
65 or older 81,872 23.02

Employees by Industry (2005 National Census)

Category Number of
employees Component Ratio (%)
Total 162,138 100.0
Primary Industry 4,730 2.9
Secondary Industry 31,714 19.5
Tertiary Industry 123,307 76.1
Others 2,387 1.5

Weather Conditions (2010)

Temperature: Highest 33.9°C (93.0°F)
Lowest -18.9°C (-2.0°F)
Average 7.8°C (46.0°F)
Average Humidity: 75%
Rainfall: 1,032.5mm
Deepest snowfall: 67cm
Snowfall for the year: 737cm
*The deepest snowfall and snowfall data is for the cold season. (Nov. 2009 / Apr. 2010)

Municipal Declarations

"Safe City" Declaration, February 1962
"Peaceful City" Declaration, May 1983
"Healthy City" Declaration, October 1990
"Longevity City" Declaration, March 1998

City Symbols

City tree: Nanakamado (Rowan)
City flower: Tsutsuji (Azalea)
City bird: Kirenjaku (Waxwing)
City insect: Kantan (Japanese tree cricket)

Sister Cities

Bloomington/Normal, Illinois, USA
(Affiliations with Bloomington from October 1962, and with Normal from July 1987)
Suwon, Korea (October 1989)

Friendship Cities

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia (November 1967)
Harbin, China (November 1995)


Asahikawa Asahiyama Zoo

There are many unique interactive animal viewing facilities here at Japan's northernmost zoo. Mar. 2007 In FY 2006, the Asahiyama Zoo surpassed the 3,000,000 visitor per year mark (3,040,650).

exhibition policy:

To provide an environment where each species can use their abilities and a space where each animal can relax. Here is an introduction of some exhibits made based on this policy.




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