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Lua error in Module:Unicode_data at line 290: attempt to index local 'data_module' (a boolean value)., also known as Ezo and Yezo, is a volcanic island in Japan. It is the northernmost of Japan's four main islands.
About 5,500,000 live on the island. It is north of Honshu. It is the second largest Japanese island. It has a humid continental climate (Dfa/Dfb in the Köppen climate classification) with cold snowy winters and warm to hot summers.
Agriculture is an important part of the island's economy.
- Library of Congress Country Studies, Japan (LOC), "Geographic Regions, Hokkaido"; retrieved 2012-2-13.
- Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Hokkaido Prefecture, Regional Information Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-4-6.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Hokkaido" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 343.
- Nussbaum, "Geography" at p. 242.