Muroran, Hokkaido

Muroran (Japanese室 兰 市, -shi) is a city and the seat of administration of the prefecture on the island of Hokkaidō Iburi, Japan.

Geography

Muroran is located south of Sapporo on the peninsula Etomo on the Pacific Ocean.

History

The city is since 1 August 1922.

Traffic

  • Train: JR Muroran Main Line
  • Doo - highway
  • National highways 36, 37

Economy

Twinning

  • Knoxville (United States)

Universities and Colleges

  • Technical University of Muroran

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Asami Abe ( singer, actress )
  • Takanohana Kenshi ( sumo wrestler )
  • Manabu Horii ( speed skater )

Adjacent Cities and Towns

  • Noboribetsu
  • Date