Tokachi Province

Tokachi Province (十勝国, Tokachi-no kuni) was a short-lived province in Hokkaidō. It corresponded to modern-day Tokachi Subprefecture.

Location of Tokachi Province c. 1869.

HistoryEdit

After 1869, the northern Japanese island was known as Hokkaido;[1] and regional administrative subdivisions were identified, including Tokachi Province.[2]

  • August 15, 1869 Tokachi Province established with 7 districts
  • 1872 Census finds a population of 1,464
  • 1882 Provinces dissolved in Hokkaidō

DistrictsEdit

  • Hiroo (広尾郡)
  • Tōbui (当縁郡) - dissolved April 1, 1906 when 3 villages merged into Moyori Village (now Hiroo Town) in Hirō District and two villages merged with Ōtsu Village in Tokachi District
  • Kamikawa (上川郡)
  • Nakagawa (中川郡)
  • Katō (河東郡)
  • Kasai (河西郡)
  • Tokachi (十勝郡)

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128