Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto

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Hitoyoshi
人吉市
City
Kuma River running through the city
Kuma River running through the city
Flag of Hitoyoshi
Flag
Location of Hitoyoshi in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Hitoyoshi in Kumamoto Prefecture
Hitoyoshi is located in Japan
Hitoyoshi
Hitoyoshi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°13′N 130°45′E / 32.217°N 130.750°E / 32.217; 130.750Coordinates: 32°13′N 130°45′E / 32.217°N 130.750°E / 32.217; 130.750
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kumamoto Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Nobutaka Tanaka
Area
 • Total 210.55 km2 (81.29 sq mi)
Population (April 2008)
 • Total 36,297
 • Density 172/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Oak
- Flower Ume
- Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Address 16, Fumotomachi, Hitoyoshi-shi, Kumamoto-ken
868-8601
Phone number 0966-22-2111
Website www.city.hitoyoshi.lg.jp
Hitoyoshi City Office

Hitoyoshi (人吉市 Hitoyoshi-shi?) is a city in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on February 11, 1942.[citation needed]

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 36,297 and a population density of 172 persons per km². The total area is 210.55 km².[citation needed]

It is famous for boat trips on the river and hot springs. Aoi Aso Shrine, one of the National Treasures of Japan, is located in Hitoyoshi.

It is bounded to the north, east, and west by towns of Kuma District, and to the south by Kagoshima prefecture.

Climate[edit]

Hitoyoshi has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and cool winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, and is heavier in the summer months, especially June and July.

Climate data for Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.3
(48.7)
10.9
(51.6)
14.8
(58.6)
20.6
(69.1)
24.3
(75.7)
26.9
(80.4)
30.5
(86.9)
31.4
(88.5)
28.3
(82.9)
23.3
(73.9)
17.4
(63.3)
11.6
(52.9)
20.78
(69.37)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.8
(38.8)
5.3
(41.5)
8.8
(47.8)
14.5
(58.1)
18.3
(64.9)
21.8
(71.2)
25.5
(77.9)
25.9
(78.6)
22.7
(72.9)
16.7
(62.1)
10.9
(51.6)
5.5
(41.9)
14.98
(58.94)
Average low °C (°F) −0.8
(30.6)
0.5
(32.9)
3.4
(38.1)
8.9
(48)
13.0
(55.4)
17.6
(63.7)
21.8
(71.2)
22.0
(71.6)
18.6
(65.5)
11.7
(53.1)
6.0
(42.8)
0.7
(33.3)
10.28
(50.52)
Precipitation mm (inches) 78.9
(3.106)
95.7
(3.768)
149.4
(5.882)
207.9
(8.185)
244.0
(9.606)
453.1
(17.839)
424.8
(16.724)
216.4
(8.52)
186.7
(7.35)
98.2
(3.866)
84.6
(3.331)
64.2
(2.528)
2,303.9
(90.705)
Snowfall cm (inches) 6
(2.4)
6
(2.4)
1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.4)
14
(5.6)
 % humidity 77 75 75 76 77 81 83 81 83 82 82 80 79.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 122.2 124.6 152.1 156.9 167.8 133.1 173.6 193.3 150.1 158.2 124.3 118.8 1,775
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [1]

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Notable people from Hitoyoshi[edit]

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