Bibai bī´bī [key], city (1990 pop. 35,176), Hokkaido prefecture, central Hokkaido, Japan. Due to the decline of the Ishikari coal field, the population of Bibai has decreased steadily since the 1960s. The city's main products are electrical appliances and concrete.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2023, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Japanese Political Geography