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Sapporo

(säp-pō`rō), city (1990 pop. 1,671,742), capital of Hokkaido prefecture, SW Hokkaido, Japan. It is one of Japan's most rapidly growing urban centers. Food processing, electronics, beer, lumbering, woodworking, and printing are the major industries. Sapporo is also a tourist and winter-sports center. It is famous for its annual Snow Festival and played host to the 1972 winter Olympics. Hokkaido Univ. and Sapporo Agricultural School are in the city.

Sapporo

 

a city in Japan, in the southern part of the island of Hokkaido; situated on the Toyohira River, near the Sea of Japan. Population, 1 million (1972).

Sapporo is the administrative, economic, and cultural center of Hokkaido. Industry includes petroleum refining and the production of textiles (including hemp and linen articles), chemicals, pharmaceuticals, leather, lumber, wood products, and food, including beer and canned fish. Printing and aircraft construction are also important. Sapporo has a university, scientific research institutes, and an agricultural experiment station. It has parks (Nakajima and Maruyama), botanical gardens, and a botanical museum.

In 1972, the 11th winter Olympics were held in Sapporo; the city has numerous facilities for winter sports.

Sapporo

a city in N Japan, on W Hokkaido: commercial centre; university (1918). Pop.: 1 822 992 (2002 est.)
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