Tōyako, Hokkaido

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Tōyako
洞爺湖町
Town
View of Tōyako
View of Tōyako
Flag of Tōyako
Flag
Official seal of Tōyako
Emblem
Location of Tōyako in Hokkaido (Iburi Subprefecture)
Location of Tōyako in Hokkaido (Iburi Subprefecture)
Tōyako is located in Japan
Tōyako
Tōyako
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°33′N 140°46′E / 42.550°N 140.767°E / 42.550; 140.767Coordinates: 42°33′N 140°46′E / 42.550°N 140.767°E / 42.550; 140.767
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Iburi Subprefecture)
District Abuta (Iburi)
Government
 • Mayor Yoshio Nagasaki
Area
 • Total 180.54 km2 (69.71 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 9,231
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Cherry blossom, Sorbus commixta
 • Flower Viola mandshurica, Rhododendron
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 58 Sakae-chō, Tōyako-chō, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido
049-5692
Website http://www.town.toyako.hokkaido.jp/

Tōyako (洞爺湖町, Tōyako-chō) is a town in Iburi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It was formed on March 23, 2006, through the merger of the town of Abuta and the village of Tōya.

As of 30 September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 9,231, and a population density of 51 persons per km². The total area is 180.54 km².[1]

The name of the town was derived from the nearby Lake Tōya (Tōya-ko).

G8 summit

On April 23, 2007, the town and its surrounding area was announced as the site of the 2008 summer G8 summit. Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reportedly chose the area because of its proximity to many famous sightseeing grounds, such as Lake Tōya and Tōyako Onsen.[2]

Famous sights

Notable people from Tōyako

References

  1. ^ 洞爺湖町へようこそ Town of Tōyako
  2. ^ 来夏サミット開催地、洞爺湖地域に決まる Sankei Shinbun

External links

  • Official Website (in Japanese)
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