Sumoto, Hyōgo

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Sumoto
洲本市
City
Sumoto city view from Sumoto Castle Awaji Island Japan01n.jpg
Flag of Sumoto
Flag
Location of Sumoto in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Sumoto in Hyōgo Prefecture
Sumoto is located in Japan
Sumoto
Sumoto
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°21′N 134°54′E / 34.350°N 134.900°E / 34.350; 134.900Coordinates: 34°21′N 134°54′E / 34.350°N 134.900°E / 34.350; 134.900
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Michihiro Takeuchi
Area
 • Total 182.47 km2 (70.45 sq mi)
Population (January 2011)
 • Total 48,674
 • Density 267/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Pine
- Flower Narcissus and Rapeseed
- Bird Plover
- Fish Japanese Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus niphonius)
Address 3-4-10 Honmachi, Sumoto-shi, Hyōgo-ken
656-8686
Phone number 0799-22-3321
Website Sumoto City

Sumoto (洲本市 Sumoto-shi?) is a city located on Awaji Island, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on February 11, 1940.

As of March 31, 2008, the city has an estimated population of 50,087 and a population density of 267 persons per km². The total area is 182.47 km².

On February 11, 2006, the town of Goshiki (from Tsuna District) was merged into Sumoto.

Sumoto City is famous for many items some of which are Awaji onions, Naruto oranges and Kobe Beef.

Climate[edit]

Sumoto has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and cool winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is somewhat lower in winter.

Climate data for Sumoto, Hyōgo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.0
(46.4)
8.4
(47.1)
11.8
(53.2)
17.8
(64)
22.1
(71.8)
25.1
(77.2)
29.2
(84.6)
30.6
(87.1)
26.5
(79.7)
20.8
(69.4)
15.8
(60.4)
10.7
(51.3)
18.9
(66.02)
Daily mean °C (°F) 4.7
(40.5)
4.7
(40.5)
7.6
(45.7)
13.3
(55.9)
17.7
(63.9)
21.3
(70.3)
25.3
(77.5)
26.5
(79.7)
22.9
(73.2)
17.4
(63.3)
12.5
(54.5)
7.5
(45.5)
15.12
(59.21)
Average low °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
1.6
(34.9)
3.9
(39)
9.4
(48.9)
14.0
(57.2)
18.2
(64.8)
22.5
(72.5)
23.5
(74.3)
20.1
(68.2)
14.5
(58.1)
9.5
(49.1)
4.6
(40.3)
11.97
(53.54)
Precipitation mm (inches) 52.6
(2.071)
62.2
(2.449)
99.5
(3.917)
150.8
(5.937)
146.0
(5.748)
235.3
(9.264)
156.6
(6.165)
126.6
(4.984)
238.7
(9.398)
130.2
(5.126)
88.1
(3.469)
41.4
(1.63)
1,528
(60.158)
Snowfall cm (inches) 2
(0.8)
3
(1.2)
1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
6
(2.4)
 % humidity 66 68 68 71 74 80 81 79 79 74 71 67 73.2
Mean monthly sunshine hours 145.7 142.4 177.5 182.6 203.3 159.0 202.7 220.7 156.1 162.8 141.5 140.6 2,034.9
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [1]

Schools[edit]

There are many elementary schools, including Tsushi, Torikai, Sakai, Hiroishi, and Aihara, which feed into Goshiki Junior High School.

There are six public junior high schools: Seiun, Suhama, Yura, Aiga, Nakagawara, and Goshiki.

There are several high schools: Sumoto, Sumoto Jitsugyou, Yanagi Gakuen.

Bicycle rental scheme[edit]

Jointly with Awaji and Minami Awaji, the city operates a low-cost electric bike rental scheme, designed to attract visitors to stay for more than one day in order to explore the island.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sumoto Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rental bicycles eyed to boost tourism". Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan). 19 July 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 

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