|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)|
|• Total||280.04 km2 (108.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
As of September 2016, the village has an estimated population of 1,249 and a density of 4.5 persons per km². The total area is 280.04 km². Shosanbetsu observatory is a planetarium-cum-astronomical observatory which is a popular attraction in this region.