Iwamizawa, Hokkaido

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Iwamizawa
岩見沢市
City
Flag of Iwamizawa
Flag
Location of Iwamizawa in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Location of Iwamizawa in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Iwamizawa is located in Japan
Iwamizawa
Iwamizawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°12′N 141°47′E / 43.200°N 141.783°E / 43.200; 141.783Coordinates: 43°12′N 141°47′E / 43.200°N 141.783°E / 43.200; 141.783
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Kōichi Watanabe
Area
 • Total 481.10 km2 (185.75 sq mi)
Population (December 31, 2009)
 • Total 90,969
 • Density 189/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Kobushi Magnolia
- Flower Rose
- Bird Pigeon
Address 1-1-1, Hatogaoka, Iwamizawa-shi, Hokkaido
068-8686
Phone number 0126-23-4111
Website www.city.iwamizawa.hokkaido.jp

Iwamizawa (岩見沢市 Iwamizawa-shi?) is a city in Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2009, the city has an estimated population of 90,969 and the density of 189 persons per km². The total area is 481.10 km2 (186 sq mi).

On March 27, 2006, the town of Kurisawa, and the village of Kita (both from Sorachi District, Sorachi Subprefecture) merged into Iwamizawa.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

Iwamizawa has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) with warm summers and cold winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.

Climate data for Iwamizawa, Hokkaido
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −2.6
(27.3)
−1.8
(28.8)
2.5
(36.5)
10.5
(50.9)
17.3
(63.1)
21.2
(70.2)
24.7
(76.5)
25.9
(78.6)
21.6
(70.9)
15.0
(59)
7.1
(44.8)
0.6
(33.1)
11.83
(53.31)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.2
(20.8)
−5.8
(21.6)
−1.5
(29.3)
5.5
(41.9)
11.5
(52.7)
15.7
(60.3)
19.7
(67.5)
21.1
(70)
16.3
(61.3)
9.8
(49.6)
3.2
(37.8)
−2.7
(27.1)
7.22
(44.99)
Average low °C (°F) −10.6
(12.9)
−10.4
(13.3)
−5.8
(21.6)
0.8
(33.4)
6.2
(43.2)
11.3
(52.3)
16.0
(60.8)
17.2
(63)
11.6
(52.9)
5.0
(41)
−0.6
(30.9)
−6.5
(20.3)
2.85
(37.13)
Precipitation mm (inches) 111.5
(4.39)
86.8
(3.417)
59.0
(2.323)
63.4
(2.496)
70.3
(2.768)
76.0
(2.992)
95.3
(3.752)
156.4
(6.157)
131.4
(5.173)
110.2
(4.339)
116.6
(4.591)
127.4
(5.016)
1,204.3
(47.414)
Snowfall cm (inches) 221
(87)
162
(63.8)
72
(28.3)
8
(3.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(0.8)
81
(31.9)
211
(83.1)
757
(298)
 % humidity 80 78 75 70 71 78 81 81 78 76 77 80 77.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 93.0 117.0 168.4 178.4 203.0 189.0 173.5 169.5 169.3 150.3 84.0 69.7 1,765.1
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [1]

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • Hokkaido Iwamizawa Higashi High School
  • Hokkaido Iwamizawa Nishi High School
  • Hokkaido Iwamizawa Agricultural High School
  • Hokkaido Iwamizawa Ryokuryo High School

Sister cities[edit]

The city was founded on April 1, 1943. Youth delegates are often sent from one to the other.

References[edit]

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