Tsunan, Niigata

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Tsunan
津南町
Town
Location of Tsunan in Niigata Prefecture
Location of Tsunan in Niigata Prefecture
Tsunan is located in Japan
Tsunan
Tsunan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 37°1′N 138°39′E / 37.017°N 138.650°E / 37.017; 138.650Coordinates: 37°1′N 138°39′E / 37.017°N 138.650°E / 37.017; 138.650
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Kōshin'etsu
Hokuriku
Prefecture Niigata Prefecture
District Nakauonuma
Area
 • Total 170.28 km2 (65.75 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 11,933
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Tsunan

Tsunan (津南町 Tsunan-machi?) is a town located in Nakauonuma District, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town had a population of 11,933 and a density of 70.08 persons per km². The total area is 170.28 km.

Due to its geographical location between the Sea of Japan and the surrounding alps it has one of the highest annual snowfalls in Japan. The area is known for its rice, sake, tomatoes, sunflowers, and buckwheat noodles. There are numerous ski resorts within the region.

A triennial art expo is held in the area.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Tsunan, Niigata (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.7
(35.1)
2.2
(36)
5.7
(42.3)
13.2
(55.8)
19.8
(67.6)
23.2
(73.8)
26.5
(79.7)
28.4
(83.1)
23.6
(74.5)
17.4
(63.3)
11.4
(52.5)
5.2
(41.4)
14.86
(58.76)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.4
(29.5)
−1.3
(29.7)
1.7
(35.1)
8.0
(46.4)
14.4
(57.9)
18.7
(65.7)
22.2
(72)
23.6
(74.5)
19.2
(66.6)
13.0
(55.4)
7.0
(44.6)
1.6
(34.9)
10.56
(51.03)
Average low °C (°F) −4.7
(23.5)
−5.2
(22.6)
−2.3
(27.9)
3.3
(37.9)
9.4
(48.9)
14.8
(58.6)
18.7
(65.7)
19.8
(67.6)
15.5
(59.9)
9.0
(48.2)
3.2
(37.8)
−1.5
(29.3)
6.67
(43.99)
Precipitation mm (inches) 235.9
(9.287)
157.0
(6.181)
116.8
(4.598)
79.7
(3.138)
102.2
(4.024)
136.1
(5.358)
184.4
(7.26)
152.9
(6.02)
177.2
(6.976)
151.1
(5.949)
164.2
(6.465)
218.1
(8.587)
1,875.6
(73.843)
Snowfall cm (inches) 443
(174.4)
320
(126)
208
(81.9)
75
(29.5)
4
(1.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
27
(10.6)
272
(107.1)
1,349
(531.1)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.6 82.4 113.6 166.8 181.2 140.3 138.8 174.7 119.6 123.4 105.5 84.9 1,499.8
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency


External links[edit]

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