Tomakomai, Hokkaido
is a city
Cities of Japan
||A is a local administrative unit in Japan. Cities are ranked on the same level as and , with the difference that they are not a component of...

 and port located in Iburi
Iburi Subprefecture
is a subprefecture of Hokkaidō, Japan.- Geography :Located in south-central Hokkaido, Iburi stretches East-West and North-South. Iburi covers an area of . Iburi borders Oshima subprefecture to the West, Shiribeshi, Ishikari, and Sorachi subprefectures to the North, and Hidaka subprefecture to the...

, Hokkaido
, formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is Japan's second largest island; it is also the largest and northernmost of Japan's 47 prefectural-level subdivisions. The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu, although the two islands are connected by the underwater railway Seikan Tunnel...

, Japan. Though its name implies a small, idyllic town, it is the largest city in the Iburi Subprefecture. As of 2008, it had an estimated population
A population is all the organisms that both belong to the same group or species and live in the same geographical area. The area that is used to define a sexual population is such that inter-breeding is possible between any pair within the area and more probable than cross-breeding with individuals...

 of 173,504 and a population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 of 310 persons per km². The total area is 561.49 km².

The sister city for Tomakomai is Napier
Napier, New Zealand
Napier is a New Zealand city with a seaport, located in Hawke's Bay on the eastern coast of the North Island. The population of Napier is about About 18 kilometres south of Napier is the inland city of Hastings. These two neighboring cities are often called "The Twin Cities" or "The Bay Cities"...

 of Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

The city was founded on April 1, 1948.

Famous people from Tomakomai

  • Asami Kimura
    Asami Kimura
    is a J-pop singer and former member of Hello! Project. She joined the group Country Musume in 2000 and became the group leader in 2002. She also played on the Gatas Brilhantes H.P. futsal team. She graduated from Hello! Project on January 28, 2007...

    , singer in Hello! Project
    Hello! Project
    is the umbrella name for all female idol Japanese pop recording artists collective that are under contract with the Up-Front Group. The "mothership" group of Hello! Project is the super-group Morning Musume. Hello! Project's current leader is Risa Niigaki, the leader of Morning Musume...

     and former Country Musume
    Country musume
    is an all-female Japanese pop group within Hello! Project.- History :Country Musume was formed in 1999 and was billed as "Country Girls from Hokkaidō". The initial group consisted of members and Hokkaidō natives Rinne Toda, Azusa Kobayashi, and Hiromi Yanagihara....

     member and leader
  • Eiichi Kudo
    Eiichi Kudo
    was a Japanese film director. He directed 30 films between 1956 and 1998. His 1982 film Yaju-deka was entered into the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival.-External links:...

    , film director
  • Naoki Sano
    Naoki Sano
    is a Japanese professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist. He currently goes by the name Takuma Sano.-New Japan Pro Wrestling :...

    , professional wrestler
  • Hisayoshi Sato
    Hisayoshi Sato
    is a Japanese swimmer. He won a bronze medal in the men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics.- Personal bests :In long course:* 50m freestyle: 22.80 * 100m freestyle: 48.91 -External links:* *...

    , swimmer
  • Keiichi Suzuki
    Keiichi Suzuki (speedskater)
    is a Japanese speed skater who competed from the mid 1960s to the early 1970s. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of fifth in the men's 500 meters at Innsbruck in 1964....

    , speed skater

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