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Sapporo
札幌
Designated city
札幌市 · City of Sapporo
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Location of Sapporo in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Location of Sapporo in Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
 
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Ishikari Subprefecture)
Area
 • Total 1,121.12 km2 (432.87 sq mi)
Population (June 30, 2013)
 • Total 1,918,096
 • Density 1,710/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Lilac
- Flower Lily of the Valley
- Bird Common Cuckoo
Phone number 011-211-2111
Address 2-1-1 Kita-ichijō-nishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
060-8611
Website www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english

Sapporo (札幌 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.

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