Muroran, Hokkaido

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Muroran (室蘭市; -shi) is a city and port located in Iburi, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital city of Iburi Subprefecture.

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 100,115 and the density of 1,241.51 persons per km&sup2. The total area is 80.64 km².

The city was founded on August 1, 1922.

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Scenic spots

  • Hakucho Bridge (白鳥大橋) is spanning over the Port of Muroran and is the largest suspension bridge in eastern Japan. Hakucho means swan.

Muroran holds eight specific scenic sights called Muroran-Hakkei(室蘭八景). The most famous of them is:

  • Chikyu Misaki (地球岬; Cape Earth) has a white lighthouse and panoramic blue ocean. Some pairs of falcons live around there.

Education

  • Muroran Institute of Technology (national university)
  • Bunka Women's University Muroran Junior College

Sister cities

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