Soya Sub-Prefecture

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Location of the Soya sub-prefecture

Sōya ( Japanese 宗 谷 総 合 振興 局 , Sōya-sōgō-shikō-kyoku ) is a sub- prefecture of Hokkaidō Prefecture . It has an area of ​​4,050.84 km² and a population of 75,665 (as of 2005). Sōya is the northernmost sub-prefecture of Japan.


The Sōya sub-prefecture ( 宗 谷 支 庁 , Sōya-shichō ) was established in 1897.

On October 20, 1948, the village of Toyotomi in Teshio County from the Rumoi sub-prefecture of the Soya sub-prefecture was slammed.

When Hokkaidō was reorganized on April 1, 2010, it was renamed Sōya-sōgō-shikō-kyoku . The municipality Horonobe from the sub-prefecture Rumoi was added to her.

Administrative division

Parishes of the Sōya Sub-prefecture (excluding Horonobe)

Big cities ( , shi )

  • Seat of the sub-prefecture administration: Wakkanai

Counties ( , gun )

List of the districts of the sub-prefecture Sōya, as well as their cities ( , chō ) and villages ( , mura ).


  • On March 20, 2006, the cities of Utanobori and Esashi in Esashi County merged to form the new city of Esashi.


Wakkanai Airport is in Wakkanai and Rishiri Airport is in Rishirifuji .

Web links

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