Tomakomai, Hokkaido

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Tomakomai
苫小牧市
City
Flag of Tomakomai
Flag
Location of Tomakomai in Hokkaido (Iburi Subprefecture)
Location of Tomakomai in Hokkaido (Iburi Subprefecture)
Tomakomai is located in Japan
Tomakomai
Tomakomai
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°38′N 141°36′E / 42.633°N 141.600°E / 42.633; 141.600Coordinates: 42°38′N 141°36′E / 42.633°N 141.600°E / 42.633; 141.600
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Iburi Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Hirofumi Iwakura
Area
 • Total 561.49 km2 (216.79 sq mi)
Population (February 29, 2012)
 • Total 174,216
 • Density 310.27/km2 (803.6/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Japanese Rowan
- Flower Tree flower: Hasukappu (Lonicera caerulea var. emphyllocalyx)
Grass flower: Hanashōbu (Iris ensata var. ensata)
- Bird Swan
- Others Shell: Sakhalin surf clam (Pseudocardium sachalinense)
Address 4-5-6 Asahimachi, Tomakomai-shi, Hokkaido
053-8722
Phone number 0144-32-6111
Website www.city.tomakomai.hokkaido.jp
Aerial view of Tomakomai
Tomakomai city hall
Utonai Lake

Tomakomai (苫小牧市 Tomakomai-shi?) is a city and port in Iburi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the largest city in the Iburi Subprefecture. As of February 29, 2012, it had an estimated population of 174,216, with 83,836 households and a population density of 310.27 persons per km² (803.60 persons per sq. mi.). The total area is 561.49 km2 (216.79 sq mi).

The city was founded on April 1, 1948.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Tomakomai (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.2
(32.4)
0.5
(32.9)
3.8
(38.8)
9.2
(48.6)
13.5
(56.3)
16.7
(62.1)
20.3
(68.5)
23.1
(73.6)
21.2
(70.2)
15.8
(60.4)
8.9
(48)
2.8
(37)
11.3
(52.4)
Average low °C (°F) −8.3
(17.1)
−8.1
(17.4)
−3.9
(25)
1.2
(34.2)
6.2
(43.2)
11.1
(52)
15.6
(60.1)
18.0
(64.4)
13.3
(55.9)
6.1
(43)
0.1
(32.2)
−5.3
(22.5)
3.8
(38.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 40.0
(1.575)
33.7
(1.327)
51.9
(2.043)
79.7
(3.138)
119.5
(4.705)
95.8
(3.772)
167.9
(6.61)
205.0
(8.071)
167.3
(6.587)
103.5
(4.075)
82.9
(3.264)
50.9
(2.004)
1,198.1
(47.171)
Snowfall cm (inches) 39
(15.4)
39
(15.4)
27
(10.6)
4
(1.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
4
(1.6)
27
(10.6)
140
(55.2)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.5 mm) 7.2 7.1 9.1 8.4 9.4 8.5 11.2 11.1 10.1 9.2 9.0 8.2 108.5
Avg. snowy days 24.6 24.6 14.2 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1.5 13.5 79.7
 % humidity 70 70 71 75 79 88 86 79 73 69 68 76 75.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 141.3 141.2 165.7 171.0 171.7 123.3 98.4 118.9 153.3 163.1 129.1 126.2 1,703.2
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

Education[edit]

Tomakomai Komazawa University is based in the city.

Sports[edit]

In 2014, Tomakomai will host the World Broomball championships.[1]

International relations[edit]

The sister city for Tomakomai is Napier of Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.[citation needed]

Notable people from Tomakomai[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 – IFBA World Broomball Championship, Tomakomai, Japan (December Update)". IFBA. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hisayoshi Sato". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 

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