Former Provinces of Hokkaidō facts for kids
Other than the Hokkaido provinces, the majority of Japan's former provinces were converted into prefectures by the Meiji government between 1870 and 1876.
The Hokkaidō provinces were dissolved in 1882. In that year, they were replaced with Hakodate Prefecture, Sapporo Prefecture and Nemuro Prefecture.
List of provinces
Although the 19th century provinces of Hokkaidō lasted for only a short time, the subdivisions of the land of the island are very much like those which still exist.
Hidaka Province (日高国code: ja is deprecated , Hideka-no kuni) was in the area of Hidaka Subprefecture
Iburi Province (胆振国code: ja is deprecated , Iburi-no kuni) was in the area of Iburi Subprefecture.
Ishikari Province (石狩国code: ja is deprecated , Ishikari-no kuni) was in the area of Ishikari Subprefecture.
Kitami Province (北見国code: ja is deprecated , Kitami no kuni) was in the area of Sōya Subprefecture and Abashiri Subprefecture.
Kushiro Province (釧路国code: ja is deprecated , Kushiro-no kuni) was in the area of Kushiro Subprefecture and part of Abashiri Subprefecture.
Nemuro Province (根室国code: ja is deprecated , Nemuro-no kuni) was in the area of the mainland portion of Nemuro Subprefecture.
Oshima Province (渡島国code: ja is deprecated , Oshima-no kuni) was in the area of the southern part of Oshima Subprefecture and Hiyama Subprefecture.
Shiribeshi Province (後志国code: ja is deprecated , Shiribeshi-no kuni) was in the area of the southern part of Shiribeshi Subprefecture,
Teshio Province (天塩国code: ja is deprecated , Teshio-no kuni) was in the area of Rumoi Subprefecture and the northern half of Kamikawa Subprefecture.
Tokachi Province (十勝国code: ja is deprecated , Tokachi-no kuni) was in the area of Tokachi Subprefecture.
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