Shinano, Nagano

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Shinano
信濃町
Town
Location of Shinano in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Shinano in Nagano Prefecture
Shinano is located in Japan
Shinano
Shinano
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°48′N 138°12′E / 36.800°N 138.200°E / 36.800; 138.200Coordinates: 36°48′N 138°12′E / 36.800°N 138.200°E / 36.800; 138.200
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Kōshin'etsu
Prefecture Nagano Prefecture
District Kamiminochi
Area
 • Total 149.27 km2 (57.63 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2008)
 • Total 9,505
 • Density 63.7/km2 (165/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Shinano

Shinano (信濃町 Shinano-machi?) is a town located in Kamiminochi District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2005, the town has an estimated population of 9,851 and a density of 65.99 persons per km². The total area is 149.27 km².

Lake Nojiri and Mount Kurohime are in Shinano. Kobayashi Issa, a Haiku poet, was born and died here.

Climate[edit]

Hirosaki has a hot humid continental climate characterized by short warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall.

Climate data for Shinano(1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.1
(34)
1.6
(34.9)
5.4
(41.7)
13.5
(56.3)
19.0
(66.2)
22.0
(71.6)
25.6
(78.1)
27.3
(81.1)
22.8
(73)
16.7
(62.1)
10.7
(51.3)
4.4
(39.9)
14.18
(57.52)
Average low °C (°F) −8.1
(17.4)
−8
(18)
−4.3
(24.3)
1.7
(35.1)
7.4
(45.3)
12.8
(55)
17.2
(63)
18.3
(64.9)
13.7
(56.7)
6.5
(43.7)
0.4
(32.7)
−4.7
(23.5)
4.41
(39.97)
Precipitation mm (inches) 106.5
(4.193)
91.7
(3.61)
91.8
(3.614)
64.7
(2.547)
84.6
(3.331)
122.7
(4.831)
178.5
(7.028)
112.3
(4.421)
146.0
(5.748)
96.7
(3.807)
80.4
(3.165)
92.9
(3.657)
1,268.8
(49.952)
Snowfall cm (inches) 251
(98.8)
212
(83.5)
138
(54.3)
17
(6.7)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
20
(7.9)
162
(63.8)
800
(315)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 90.6 104.5 135.3 177.1 179.6 137.9 135.5 173.0 119.7 125.4 113.3 100.5 1,592.4
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

External links[edit]

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