Nayoro, Hokkaido

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Nayoro
名寄市
City
Flag of Nayoro
Flag
Location of Nayoro in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Location of Nayoro in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Nayoro is located in Japan
Nayoro
Nayoro
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 44°21′21″N 142°27′48″E / 44.35583°N 142.46333°E / 44.35583; 142.46333Coordinates: 44°21′21″N 142°27′48″E / 44.35583°N 142.46333°E / 44.35583; 142.46333
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Takeshi Kato
Area
 • Total 535.23 km2 (206.65 sq mi)
Population (March 2008)
 • Total 30,920
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Japanese White Birch
- Flower Ōbana Enreisō (Trillium kamtschaticum)
- Bird Great Spotted Woodpecker
Address 1-1 Ōdōri Minami, Nayoro-shi, Hokkaido
096-8686
Phone number 01654-3-2111
Website www.city.nayoro.lg.jp
A street in front of Nayoro Station

Nayoro (名寄市 Nayoro-shi?, Ainu: Nay Oro meaning "in the middle of the valley") is a city located in Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 30,920 and a population density of 57.8 persons per km² (150 persons per sq. mi.). The total area is 535.23 km2 (206.65 sq mi).

The city was incorporated on April 1, 1956.

Overview[edit]

Nayoro is linked with Route 40 linking Wakkanai and southern Hokkaido as well as the Hokkaidō Expressway linking with the island capital of Sapporo.

Nayoro has schools, lyceums and gymnasia (secondary schools) along with a train station. Nayoro is bypassed to the west with the Nayoro Bypass (Route 40) serving two interchanges.

Nayoro is twinned with Lindsay, Ontario, Canada and Dolinsk, Russia.[1]

On March 27, 2006, the town of Fūren (from Kamikawa (Teshio) District) was merged into Nayoro.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Nayoro (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −4.7
(23.5)
−3.3
(26.1)
1.4
(34.5)
9.2
(48.6)
17.2
(63)
22.2
(72)
25.5
(77.9)
25.9
(78.6)
21.1
(70)
14.1
(57.4)
5.1
(41.2)
−1.8
(28.8)
10.99
(51.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −9.4
(15.1)
−9
(16)
−3.6
(25.5)
3.8
(38.8)
10.4
(50.7)
15.4
(59.7)
19.2
(66.6)
20.1
(68.2)
14.8
(58.6)
8.1
(46.6)
1.2
(34.2)
−5.4
(22.3)
5.47
(41.86)
Average low °C (°F) −15.8
(3.6)
−16.2
(2.8)
−9.8
(14.4)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.6
(38.5)
9.2
(48.6)
13.9
(57)
15.2
(59.4)
9.4
(48.9)
2.9
(37.2)
−2.7
(27.1)
−10.3
(13.5)
−0.19
(31.66)
Precipitation mm (inches) 54.6
(2.15)
41.2
(1.622)
45.3
(1.783)
45.7
(1.799)
57.5
(2.264)
58.6
(2.307)
112.9
(4.445)
121.9
(4.799)
131.6
(5.181)
117.0
(4.606)
112.1
(4.413)
79.6
(3.134)
978
(38.503)
Snowfall cm (inches) 208
(81.9)
162
(63.8)
140
(55.1)
36
(14.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(1.2)
112
(44.1)
229
(90.2)
890
(350.5)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 64.0 90.5 133.6 157.5 186.5 168.3 145.4 141.9 139.1 109.9 52.1 42.4 1,431.2
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

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External links[edit]

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