Abashiri River
網走川
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Abashiri River is located in Japan
Abashiri River
Mouth
Native nameAbashiri-gawa  (Japanese)
Location
CountryJapan
Prefecture/RegionHokkaidō
SubprefectureIburi
DistrictAbashiri, City of Abashiri
MunicipalitiesBihoro, Ōzora, Tsubetsu
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Ahoro
 • locationTsubetsu, Hokkaidō, Japan
 • elevation978 m (3,209 ft)
MouthSea of Okhotsk
 • location
Abashiri, Hokkaidō, Japan
 • coordinates
44°1′30″N 144°16′30″E / 44.02500°N 144.27500°E / 44.02500; 144.27500Coordinates: 44°1′30″N 144°16′30″E / 44.02500°N 144.27500°E / 44.02500; 144.27500
 • elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length115 km (71 mi)
Basin size1,380 km2 (530 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average13.96 m3/s (493 cu ft/s)

Abashiri River (網走川, Abashiri-gawa) is a river in Hokkaidō, Japan.

History

Around 1000 years ago, the Okhotsk culture settled the river basin and moved inland. Remains from the Jōmon period have been found on the bottom of Lake Abashiri.[1]

Course

The Abashiri River rises in Tsubetsu on the slopes of Mount Ahoro of the Akan Volcanic Complex. The river leaves the mountains and is joined by Tsubetsu River and Bihoro River before flowing into Lake Abashiri. The river exits the lake and flows into the Sea of Okhotsk at Abashiri.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Abashiri River" 網走川 (in Japanese). Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Tourism Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau. Archived from the original on 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2009-05-07.