Wakkanai is a port city on the island of Hokkaido, the administrative center of Soya County, the northernmost city in Japan.
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The area of the city is 760.89 km², the population is 37 001 people (June 30, 2014), the population density is 48.63 people / km².
The city is located on the shores of the La Perouse Strait of the Sea of Okhotsk, which divides Hokkaido with Sakhalin Island. The city was founded on April 1, 1949.
The climate is humid, rainy and windy; more than 1100 mm of precipitation falls annually. In winter, precipitation is usually in the form of snow.
The cities of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Nevelsk and Korsakov are Wakkanai's twin cities. The port is often visited by sailors from Russia.