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|札幌市 · City of Sapporo|
Location of Sapporo in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)|
|• Total||1,121.12 km2 (432.87 sq mi)|
(June 30, 2013)
|• Density||1,710/km2 (4,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Flower||Lily of the Valley|
|- Bird||Common Cuckoo|
|Address||2-1-1 Kita-ichijō-nishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Sapporo (札幌市code: ja is deprecated , Sapporo-shi) is the capital city of Hokkaidō Prefecture in Japan. The port city is on the southwest part of the island of Hokkaidō and is the island's largest city.
The city has a famous snow festival in winter, it has a growing population of about 1,800,000 people. Its area is 110,000 square kilometres (42,000 sq mi). There are a lot of fish markets in Sapporo. A beer brand named "Sapporo" was named after this city. Ramen is a very popular food in Sapporo. The city has a subway system. A famous landmark is the clock tower in the center of the city. There are several universities here, including Hokkaido University. The nearby airport is called Chitose Airport.
- 1972 - The Winter Olympic Games was held in Sapporo.
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