Foreign Affairs Office of Shenyang Municipal People's Government 2016-11-07 16:09
Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido. It's located in the west part of Ishikari Plain. Sapporo is the fifth biggest city of Japan with a population of about 1.8 million and covers and area of 1118 square kilometers. It's also one of the 12 cities designated by government ordinance. The name Sapporo is derived from the Ainu (indigenous people of Japan) words which means 'wide and dry area'.Shenyang established sister city relationship with Sapporo on November 18, 1980.Sapporo is the first sister city of Shenyang.