Tajimi, Gifu

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Tajimi
多治見市
City
Flag of Tajimi
Flag
Location of Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture
Tajimi is located in Japan
Tajimi
Tajimi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°20′N 137°8′E / 35.333°N 137.133°E / 35.333; 137.133Coordinates: 35°20′N 137°8′E / 35.333°N 137.133°E / 35.333; 137.133
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Masanori Furukawa (since April 2007)
Area
 • Total 91.24 km2 (35.23 sq mi)
Population (July 2011[1])
 • Total 112,165
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Ginkgo biloba, Magnolia stellata
- Flower Azalea, Platycodon grandiflorus
Address 2-15 Hinode-machi, Tajimi-shi, Gifu-ken
507-8703
Phone number 0572-22-1111
Website City of Tajimi

Tajimi (多治見市 Tajimi-shi?) is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on August 1, 1940.

As of April 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 112,165, with 40,413 households and a population density of persons per km². The total area is 91.24 km².

Tajimi is located in the Tono region of Gifu Prefecture, on the Toki River. Tajimi is well known for ceramics, especially Oribe and Seto styles. In addition to biannual pottery fairs, the city hosts the Mino International Ceramics Festival every three years.

Tajimi is also home to Eihō-ji, which belongs to the Nanzenji faction of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism. Eihoji is located on Kokeizan, in the northern section of the city. Tajimi is also home to a Catholic monastery belonging to the Society of the Divine Word. The monastery is famous for its wine.

Tajimi has had a strong sister-city relationship with Terre Haute, Indiana, USA since the 1960s.

The hottest temperature ever measured in Japan - 40.9˚ Celsius - was recorded in Tajimi on August 16, 2007.[2]

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Tajimi falls under the humid subtropical climate classification with very hot, humid summers and relatively cold winters. During the summer, Tajimi is one of the hottest cities within mainland Japan with an average daytime high during of just over 34.1˚ Celsius during the peak of the summer. Tajami set the record for Japan's highest recorded daytime temperature of 40.9˚ Celsius, which happened in Tajimi on August 16, 2007. Contrarily, Tajimi experiences relatively cold winters with frequent frosts and occasional snow throughout the winter.

Climate data for Tajimi, Gifu (1981~2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.2
(48.6)
10.5
(50.9)
14.4
(57.9)
20.5
(68.9)
24.9
(76.8)
28.1
(82.6)
31.7
(89.1)
34.1
(93.4)
29.4
(84.9)
23.5
(74.3)
17.5
(63.5)
11.9
(53.4)
21.31
(70.36)
Average low °C (°F) −2.3
(27.9)
−1.9
(28.6)
1.3
(34.3)
6.8
(44.2)
12.0
(53.6)
17.3
(63.1)
21.5
(70.7)
22.6
(72.7)
18.9
(66)
11.6
(52.9)
5.2
(41.4)
−0.1
(31.8)
9.41
(48.93)
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[3]

Merger[edit]

Sister Cities, Friendship Cities[edit]

Educational institutions[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • Tajimi High School
  • Tajimi Technical High School
  • Tajimi-kita High School

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

Highways[edit]

Famous Places, Historic Sites, Scenic Spots[edit]

  • Eihō-ji
  • Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu

References[edit]

  1. ^ 岐阜県の人口・世帯数人口動態統計調査結果. Gifu prefectural website (in Japanese). Gifu Prefecture. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ Gifu Prefecture sees highest temperature ever recorded in Japan - 40.9 - Japan News Review
  3. ^ "平年値(年・月ごとの値)". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  4. ^ 多治見市と笠原町 合併の歩み. Tajimi official website (in Japanese). Retrieved August 20, 2011. 

External links[edit]

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