Asahikawa [ä sä΄hē kä′wə]
city in central Hokkaido, Japan: pop. 360,000

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A·sa·hi·ka·wa (ä'sə-hē-käʹwə, ä'sä-hēʹkä-wä) also A·sa·hi·ga·wa (ä'sə-hē-gäʹwə, ä'sä-hēʹgä-wä)
A city of west-central Hokkaido, Japan. It is the commercial, industrial, and transportation center of a fertile agricultural area. Population: 362,176.

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 city, Hokkaido, Japan. It lies along the Ishikari River in the agriculturally important Kamikawa Basin. Settled in 1889 and organized as a village in 1893, Asahikawa became the railway, marketing, and industrial centre of northern Hokkaido. Its industries include brewing and the manufacture of pulp, paper, wood chemicals, and cotton yarn. Asahikawa also serves as the entrance to Daisetsuzan National Park. It is linked to Sapporo by rail. The Ainu reservation of Chikabuni is nearby. Pop. (2005) 355,004.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Asahikawa — [ä sä΄hē kä′wə] city in central Hokkaido, Japan: pop. 360,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Asahikawa — noun a city on western Hokkaido that is the center of a fertile agricultural area • Instance Hypernyms: ↑city, ↑metropolis, ↑urban center • Part Holonyms: ↑Hokkaido, ↑Ezo, ↑Yezo, ↑Japan, ↑Nipp …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asahikawa — Original name in latin Asahikawa Name in other language AKJ, Asahigawa, Asahikawa, Asakhigava, Asakhikava, xu chuan, Асахикава State code JP Continent/City Asia/Tokyo longitude 43.76778 latitude 142.37028 altitude 116 Population 356612 Date 2012… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Asahikawa — or Asahigawa geographical name city Japan in central Hokkaido population 361,736 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • asahikawa — asa·hi·ka·wa …   English syllables

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