Toyooka, Hyōgo

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Toyooka
豊岡市
City
Historial area in Izushi Otemachi Street and Izushi Clock Drum Tower
Historial area in Izushi Otemachi Street and Izushi Clock Drum Tower
Flag of Toyooka
Flag
Location of Toyooka in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Toyooka in Hyōgo Prefecture
Toyooka is located in Japan
Toyooka
Toyooka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°33′N 134°49′E / 35.550°N 134.817°E / 35.550; 134.817Coordinates: 35°33′N 134°49′E / 35.550°N 134.817°E / 35.550; 134.817
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Muneharu Nakagai
Area
 • Total 697.66 km2 (269.37 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2012)
 • Total 88,095
 • Density 126.27/km2 (327.0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Willow
- Flower Tulip
- Bird Oriental Stork
Address 2-4 Chūōmachi, Toyooka-shi, Hyōgo-fu
668-8666
Phone number 0796-23-1111
Website www.city.toyooka.hyogo.jp

Toyooka (豊岡市 Toyooka-shi?) is a city located in the northern part of Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1950.

As of February 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 88,095, with 32,461 households, and a population density of 125 persons per km². The total area is 697.66 km².

On April 1, 2005, the towns of Kinosaki, Hidaka and Takeno (all from Kinosaki District) and the towns of Izushi and Tantō (both from Izushi District) were merged into Toyooka.

The San'in Main Line provides a rail connection to Kyoto, and direct trains to Osaka are available via Fukuchiyama.

Tajima Airport serves Toyooka.

Climate[edit]

Although part of the Kansai region and Hyōgo Prefecture, Toyooka has a climate much more similar to the Hokuriku region of Chūbu and Tōhoku. Unlike Osaka or Kobe which rarely see significant snowfall during the winter, Toyooka, exposed to the northerly winter winds driven by the Siberian High and Aleutian Low, receives 3.1 metres (122.0 in) of snowfall per year, though melt rates are high even during the winter and the maximum cover on the ground is typically only 0.35 metres (13.8 in) and has never exceeded 0.54 metres (21.3 in). Precipitation is much heavier than in central Kansai, though less heavy than in the Kii Peninsula or the Hokuriku region proper.

Climate data for Toyooka, Hyōgo (1981~2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 21.4
(70.5)
23.0
(73.4)
26.7
(80.1)
32.2
(90)
33.9
(93)
37.2
(99)
39.3
(102.7)
38.6
(101.5)
37.9
(100.2)
32.4
(90.3)
27.2
(81)
23.1
(73.6)
39.3
(102.7)
Average high °C (°F) 7.1
(44.8)
7.9
(46.2)
12.2
(54)
19.2
(66.6)
23.8
(74.8)
27.0
(80.6)
30.7
(87.3)
32.5
(90.5)
27.4
(81.3)
21.8
(71.2)
16.1
(61)
10.6
(51.1)
19.7
(67.5)
Average low °C (°F) 0.1
(32.2)
−0.1
(31.8)
2.1
(35.8)
6.7
(44.1)
12.1
(53.8)
17.3
(63.1)
21.8
(71.2)
22.7
(72.9)
18.6
(65.5)
12.0
(53.6)
6.7
(44.1)
2.2
(36)
10.2
(50.4)
Record low °C (°F) −12.5
(9.5)
−11.1
(12)
−11
(12)
−3.2
(26.2)
0.7
(33.3)
6.0
(42.8)
13.0
(55.4)
13.8
(56.8)
7.9
(46.2)
2.0
(35.6)
−2.2
(28)
−9.1
(15.6)
−12.5
(9.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 239.5
(9.429)
196.2
(7.724)
148.1
(5.831)
99.6
(3.921)
128.7
(5.067)
155.9
(6.138)
180.9
(7.122)
127.0
(5)
225.6
(8.882)
161.0
(6.339)
167.1
(6.579)
197.8
(7.787)
2,027.4
(79.819)
Snowfall cm (inches) 126
(49.6)
113
(44.5)
23
(9.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.4)
44
(17.3)
307
(120.9)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.5 mm) 22.8 19.2 17.7 12.1 12.0 12.5 13.9 10.8 14.3 13.6 16.3 20.0 185.2
Avg. snowy days 18.5 17.7 4.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 7.1 48.3
 % humidity 83 80 75 70 72 76 78 75 80 81 81 81 77.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.8 72.9 111.1 165.3 182.5 144.8 148.1 191.9 118.2 117.8 88.8 79.3 1,489.5
Source #1: Japan Meteorological Agency[1]
Source #2: Japan Meteorological Agency (records)[2]

Landmarks[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

  • Spain Alicante, Spain
  • Japan Ueda, Nagano Prefecture (since the former city of Ueda and the former town of Izushi were sister cities before the recent creation of both Toyooka and Ueda)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "平年値(年・月ごとの値)". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  2. ^ "観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値)". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 

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