Ōme, Tokyo

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Ōme
青梅市
City
Ōme City Hall
Ōme City Hall
Flag of Ōme
Flag
Official seal of Ōme
Seal
Location of Ōme in Tokyo
Location of Ōme in Tokyo
Ōme is located in Japan
Ōme
Ōme
 
Coordinates: 35°47′16.7″N 139°16′33″E / 35.787972°N 139.27583°E / 35.787972; 139.27583Coordinates: 35°47′16.7″N 139°16′33″E / 35.787972°N 139.27583°E / 35.787972; 139.27583
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo
Area
 • Total 103.31 km2 (39.89 sq mi)
Population (February 2016)
 • Total 136,071
 • Density 1,320/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Cryptomeria japonica
• Flower Prunus mume
• Bird Cettia diphone
Phone number 0428-22-111
Address 1-11-1 Higashi-ome, Ome-shi, Tokyo 198-8701
Website www.city.ome.tokyo.jp
Ōme Ume Gardens

Ōme (青梅市 Ōme-shi?) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 136,071 and a population density of 1320 persons per km². Its total area was 103.31 square kilometres (39.89 sq mi). The city's name literally means green ume, or Japanese apricot.

Geography[edit]

Ōme is located in the Okutama Mountains of western Tokyo, bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the north. The Tama River and Iruma River flow through the city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ōme (1981 - 2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.3
(64.9)
24.0
(75.2)
25.0
(77)
32.7
(90.9)
34.7
(94.5)
35.7
(96.3)
38.5
(101.3)
38.0
(100.4)
36.8
(98.2)
31.3
(88.3)
26.4
(79.5)
26.2
(79.2)
38.5
(101.3)
Average high °C (°F) 8.8
(47.8)
9.4
(48.9)
12.5
(54.5)
18.4
(65.1)
22.5
(72.5)
25.0
(77)
28.8
(83.8)
30.4
(86.7)
26.1
(79)
20.7
(69.3)
15.7
(60.3)
11.3
(52.3)
19.1
(66.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.8
(37)
3.7
(38.7)
6.9
(44.4)
12.6
(54.7)
17.0
(62.6)
20.4
(68.7)
24.1
(75.4)
25.5
(77.9)
21.6
(70.9)
15.9
(60.6)
10.2
(50.4)
5.3
(41.5)
13.8
(56.8)
Average low °C (°F) −2.5
(27.5)
−1.7
(28.9)
1.6
(34.9)
7.0
(44.6)
12.0
(53.6)
16.5
(61.7)
20.4
(68.7)
21.6
(70.9)
18.0
(64.4)
11.8
(53.2)
5.4
(41.7)
0.1
(32.2)
9.2
(48.6)
Record low °C (°F) −8.9
(16)
−9.2
(15.4)
−7.4
(18.7)
−2.5
(27.5)
3.5
(38.3)
8.9
(48)
12.5
(54.5)
15.5
(59.9)
8.0
(46.4)
1.4
(34.5)
−3.5
(25.7)
−6.8
(19.8)
−9.2
(15.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 44.2
(1.74)
48.5
(1.909)
89.6
(3.528)
108.9
(4.287)
120.0
(4.724)
161.5
(6.358)
183.1
(7.209)
227.7
(8.965)
237.1
(9.335)
170.0
(6.693)
78.0
(3.071)
39.3
(1.547)
1,507.8
(59.362)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 4.5 5.3 9.6 9.6 10.8 13.1 13.5 11.2 13.1 10.4 6.8 4.1 112
Mean monthly sunshine hours 186.1 175.0 172.1 177.4 167.4 119.5 136.5 166.2 122.2 133.3 152.2 180.6 1,888.6
Source #1: Japan Meteorological Agency
Source #2: 観測史上1〜10位の値(年間を通じての値)

History[edit]

The area of present-day Ōme was part of ancient Musashi Province. Ōme developed in the Edo period as a post station on the Ōme-Kaidō highway. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Nishitama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. The town of Ōme was created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. Nishitama District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893. Ōme was elevated to city status on April 1, 1951 by merging with the neighboring villages of Kasumi and Chōfu. Later in 1955, four additional villages (Yoshida, Mita, Kosoki, and Nariki) merged with Ōme.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 1 July 2016. 

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