Tomamae, Hokkaido

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Tomamae

苫前町
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Location of Tomamae in Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)
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Tomamae
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 44°18′N141°39′E / 44.300°N 141.650°E / 44.300; 141.650 Coordinates: 44°18′N141°39′E / 44.300°N 141.650°E / 44.300; 141.650
CountryJapan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)
District Tomamae
Area
  Total454.50 km2 (175.48 sq mi)
Population
 (September 30, 2016)
  Total3,261
  Density7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
Website www.town.tomamae.lg.jp
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Tomamae (苫前町, Tomamae-chō) is a town located in Rumoi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is typical of the small coastal towns that line the western coast of Hokkaido.

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Demographics

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 3,261 and a density of 7.2 persons per km². The total area is 454.50 km².

Tourism

Tomamae is famous for its windmills which dot the countryside. It is also famous for its brown bear. In 1915, a huge bear attacked the village and killed 7 people. The Bear Museum, just off route 232 has many interesting exhibits and a 40-minute film reconstructing the attack.

The town festival is at the beginning of July, and at the end of February they have a kite competition and festival (though it is usually very cold).

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