私の町は厚真町です。My town, Atsuma-cho.
この町は小さいだよ！This town is really tiny!
I’ve been researching as much information as I can about where I’ll actually be living and teaching. Finding good information has proven difficult because of how small Atsuma really is. Thankfully, I can search in Japanese and find a bit more information than there is on the English sites.
So here is a run down of interesting statistics!
地方 Local – 北海道地方 Hokkaido region
都道府県 State – 北海道 胆振支庁 Sub-prefecture Iburi Hokkaido
郡 County – 勇払郡 Yufutsu
面積 Area 404.56 km²
総人口 Population 4,899
The town tree is a Magnolia kobus.
The town flower is a Yamaguchi Azaela.
The town bird is a Warbler.
The town dog is an Atsuma Dog.
There is a country festival in June and a seaside festival in July.
I’ve never lived in such a tiny place before, but I’m up for the challenge!