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Ashibetsu

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Ashibetsu is a city located in Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.As of September 2016, the city has an estimated population of 14,260, and a density of 16 persons per km2. The total area is 865.02 km2.HistoryThe city was once a prosperous coal mining city, its population exceeding 70,000 at its peak, but its population has fallen since the closing of the coal mines.1893 - Satō Denjirō (originally from Yamagata Prefecture) founds Ashibetsu.1897 - Nae Village (now Sunagawa City) and part of Takikawa Village (now City) split off to form Utashinai Village.1900 - Ashibetsu Village split off of Utashinai Village.1906 - Ashibetsu becomes a Second Class Municipality.1917 - Kuhara Mining Industry Yuya Ashibetu Coal Mine opened.1923 - First Class Municipality.1924 - Mitsubishi Mining Industry Ashibetsu Coal Mine opened.1935 - Meiji Mining Industry Meiji-Kamiashibetsu Coal Mine opened.1938 - Ashibetsu-Takane Colliery Takane Mining Station opened.1941 - Ashibetsu Village becomes Ashibetsu Town.1943 - Mitsui-Ashibetsu Mining Industry Mitsui-Ashibetsu Coal Mine opened.1953 - Ashibetsu Town becomes Ashibetsu City.1963 - Meiji Mining Industry Meiji-Kamiashibetsu Coal Mine closed.1964 - Mitsubishi Mining Industry Ashibetsu Coal Mine closed.1967 - Ashibetsu-Takane Colliery Takane Mining Station closed.1969 - Yuya Mining Industry Yuya Ashibetu Coal Mine closed.1992 - Mitsui-Ashibetsu Mining Industry Mitsui-Ashibetsu Coal Mine closed.1991 - Canadian World park opened.1997 - Canadian World business failure (to transform munincipal park in 1999).
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