Monbetsu, Hokkaido

Mombetsu (Japanese纹 别 市, -shi) is a city in the sub-prefecture of Okhotsk on the island of Hokkaido (Japan).

Geography

Mombetsu is located northwest of Kitami and Abashiri, and north-east of Asahikawa.

History

The city is since 1 July 1954.

Traffic

  • Monbetsu airport
  • Street: National roads 238, 239, 273

Twinning

  • United States Newport ( Oregon), since 1966
  • United States Fairbanks, 1991
  • Russia Korsakov, since 1991

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Keizaburo Tejima ( Illustrator, picture book author)
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