Sister Cities of the World

Sister cities of Wakkanai, Hokkaido

Wakkanai (稚内市 Wakkanai-shi, Ainu: ヤム・ワクカー・ネイ Yam Wakka Nay) is a city located in Sōya Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital of Sōya Subprefecture and the northernmost city in Japan. It contains Japan's northernmost point, Cape Soya, from which the Russian island of Sakhalin can be seen.

As of December 31, 2007, the city has an estimated population of 40,629 and a population density of 53.63 persons per km² (138.9 persons per sq. mi.). The total area is 760.80 km2 (293.75 sq mi).

The city was founded on April 1, 1949.

Wakkanai Airport is located in Wakkanai, whilst JR Hokkaido runs a diesel train service on the Sōya Main Line from Asahikawa to Sapporo.

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