Urakawa, Hokkaido

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Urakawa
浦河町
Town
Flag of Urakawa
Flag
Location of Urakawa in Hokkaido (Hidaka Subprefecture)
Location of Urakawa in Hokkaido (Hidaka Subprefecture)
Urakawa is located in Japan
Urakawa
Urakawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°10′N 142°46′E / 42.167°N 142.767°E / 42.167; 142.767Coordinates: 42°10′N 142°46′E / 42.167°N 142.767°E / 42.167; 142.767
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Hidaka Subprefecture)
District Urakawa
Government
 • Mayor Kōichirō Tanikawa
Area
 • Total 694.24 km2 (268.05 sq mi)
Population (March 2008)
 • Total 14,814
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Hidaka Japanese White Pine
- Flower Hidaka Yamatsutsuji (Rhododendron kaempferi var. kaempferi)
Address 1-3-1, Tsukiji, Urakawa-chō, Urakawa-gun, Hokkaidō
057-8511
Phone number 0146-22-2311
Website Urakawa Town

Urakawa (浦河町 Urakawa-chō?) is a town located in Urakawa District, Hidaka Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2008, the town has an estimated population of 14,814 and a density of 21.3 persons per km². The total area is 694.24 km².

Climate[edit]

Urakawa has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) bordering on an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb) with warm summers and cold winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from May to October.

Climate data for Omu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.2
(32.4)
0.2
(32.4)
3.2
(37.8)
8.3
(46.9)
12.9
(55.2)
16.2
(61.2)
20.0
(68)
22.8
(73)
20.4
(68.7)
15.4
(59.7)
9.2
(48.6)
3.4
(38.1)
11.02
(51.83)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.0
(26.6)
−3.0
(26.6)
0.0
(32)
4.8
(40.6)
9.3
(48.7)
13.1
(55.6)
17.2
(63)
19.9
(67.8)
16.9
(62.4)
11.5
(52.7)
5.5
(41.9)
0.1
(32.2)
7.69
(45.84)
Average low °C (°F) −6.4
(20.5)
−6.5
(20.3)
−3.3
(26.1)
1.4
(34.5)
5.8
(42.4)
10.2
(50.4)
14.8
(58.6)
17.4
(63.3)
13.4
(56.1)
7.5
(45.5)
1.8
(35.2)
−3.1
(26.4)
4.42
(39.94)
Precipitation mm (inches) 45.2
(1.78)
34.0
(1.339)
52.5
(2.067)
89.6
(3.528)
104.2
(4.102)
118.2
(4.654)
137.1
(5.398)
152.6
(6.008)
135.9
(5.35)
104.9
(4.13)
93.1
(3.665)
64.2
(2.528)
1,131.5
(44.549)
Snowfall cm (inches) 38
(15)
22
(8.7)
15
(5.9)
3
(1.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
5
(2)
24
(9.4)
107
(42.2)
 % humidity 66 67 72 77 81 88 91 88 81 72 67 65 76.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 136.2 161.2 200.4 188.6 209.6 157.9 132.0 152.3 175.3 183.3 126.5 108.4 1,931.7
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [1]

External links[edit]

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