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Sapporo (札幌 Sapporo-shi?) is the capital city of Hokkaidō Prefecture in Japan.[2] The port city is on the southwest part of the island of Hokkaidō and is the island's largest city.[3]

The city has a famous snow festival in winter, it has a growing population of about 1,800,000 people. Its area is 110,000 square kilometres (42,000 sq mi). There are a lot of fish markets in Sapporo. A beer brand named "Sapporo" was named after this city. Ramen is a very popular food in Sapporo. The city has a subway system. A famous landmark is the clock tower in the center of the city. There are several universities here, including Hokkaido University. The nearby airport is called New Chitose Airport.


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  1. City of Sapporo. "City of Sapporo". 札幌市. 
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Sapporo" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 823-824.
  3. Nussbaum, "Hokkaido" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 343.

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