Monbetsu District, Hokkaido
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In 1869, Hokkaido was divided into 11 provinces and 86 districts. Monbetsu was originally placed in Kitami Province.
Towns and villagesEdit
- On November 15, 1950, a section of Shimoyūbetsu Village was cut off and incorporated into Saroma Village, Tokoro District.
- On July 1, 1954, Monbetsu Town, Kamishokotsu Village and Shokotsu Village merged to form Monbetsu City, splitting it from the district.
- On October 1, 2005, the towns of Ikutahara and Maruseppu, and the village of Shirataki merged into the expanded town of Engaru.
- On October 1, 2009, the town of Kamiyūbetsu merged into the town of Yūbetsu; both are in Monbetsu District, Abashiri Subprefecture.