Akiha-ku, Niigata

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Akiha-ku
秋葉区
Akiha Ward
Niitsu Raiilway Museum
Niitsu Raiilway Museum
Location of Akiha-ku in Niigata City
Location of Akiha-ku in Niigata City
Akiha-ku is located in Japan
Akiha-ku
Akiha-ku
 
Coordinates: 37°47′18.6″N 139°6′52.5″E / 37.788500°N 139.114583°E / 37.788500; 139.114583
CountryJapan
RegionKōshin'etsu, Hokuriku (Chūbu)
PrefectureNiigata
CityNiigata
Area
 • Total95.38 km2 (36.83 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2018)
 • Total76,086
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Address2009 Hodojima, Akiha-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken 956-8601
Phone number0250-23-1000
ClimateCfa
WebsiteOfficial website
Akiha Ward Office

Akiha-ku (秋葉区, Akiha-ku) is one of the eight wards of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. As of 1 September 2018, the ward had an estimated population of 76,086 in 29,843 households [1] and a population density of 800 persons per km². The total area of the ward was 95.38 square kilometres (36.83 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Akiha-ku is located in an inland region of north-central Niigata Prefecture. Both the Agano River and the Shinano River flow through the ward.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Akiha-ku has a Humid climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm, wet summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Akiha-ku is 13.2 °C (55.8 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,877.1 mm (73.90 in) with December as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.7 °C (78.3 °F), and lowest in January, at around 1.7 °C (35.1 °F).[2]

Climate data for Akiha-ku[a], Niigata (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1978−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15.4
(59.7)
20.6
(69.1)
23.7
(74.7)
30.8
(87.4)
33.4
(92.1)
36.2
(97.2)
37.9
(100.2)
39.2
(102.6)
36.8
(98.2)
32.4
(90.3)
24.9
(76.8)
17.9
(64.2)
39.2
(102.6)
Average high °C (°F) 4.7
(40.5)
5.5
(41.9)
10.0
(50.0)
16.6
(61.9)
22.3
(72.1)
25.7
(78.3)
29.2
(84.6)
31.1
(88.0)
27.0
(80.6)
20.9
(69.6)
14.1
(57.4)
7.8
(46.0)
17.9
(64.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.7
(35.1)
1.8
(35.2)
5.1
(41.2)
10.8
(51.4)
16.8
(62.2)
20.8
(69.4)
24.4
(75.9)
25.7
(78.3)
21.8
(71.2)
15.7
(60.3)
9.5
(49.1)
4.4
(39.9)
13.2
(55.8)
Average low °C (°F) −1.3
(29.7)
−1.8
(28.8)
0.5
(32.9)
5.0
(41.0)
12.1
(53.8)
16.8
(62.2)
20.8
(69.4)
21.7
(71.1)
17.6
(63.7)
10.9
(51.6)
5.1
(41.2)
1.1
(34.0)
9.0
(48.3)
Record low °C (°F) −15.1
(4.8)
−12.6
(9.3)
−13.2
(8.2)
−2.6
(27.3)
2.8
(37.0)
9.2
(48.6)
13.5
(56.3)
13.1
(55.6)
8.2
(46.8)
1.0
(33.8)
−3.6
(25.5)
−11.1
(12.0)
−15.1
(4.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 189.0
(7.44)
120.9
(4.76)
109.9
(4.33)
95.4
(3.76)
90.5
(3.56)
123.8
(4.87)
225.6
(8.88)
159.8
(6.29)
148.1
(5.83)
151.8
(5.98)
216.0
(8.50)
246.3
(9.70)
1,877.1
(73.90)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 104
(41)
86
(34)
22
(8.7)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
trace 38
(15)
249
(98)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 22.0 17.7 16.8 12.5 10.8 10.6 13.0 10.7 12.4 14.1 18.5 22.1 181.2
Average snowy days (≥ 3 cm) 10.2 8.8 2.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 4.0 25.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 53.7 74.5 123.2 169.5 199.3 167.4 153.7 199.7 145.8 133.2 89.9 57.6 1,564
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[3][2]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Akiha-ku was part of ancient Echigo Province. The modern towns of Niitsu and Kosudo were established on April 1, 1889 within Nakakanbara District with the establishment of the municipalities system. Niitsu was raised to city status on January 1, 1951. The city of Niigata annexed Niitsu and Kosudo on March 21, 2005. Niigata became a government-designated city on April 1, 2007 and was divided into wards, with the new Akiha Ward consisting of the former city of Niitsu and former town of Kosudo.

Education[edit]

University[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

Akiha-ku has 13 public elementary schools and six public middle schools operated by the Niigata city government. The ward has three public high schools operated by the Niigata Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

JR logo (east).svg JR East - Shin'etsu Main Line

JR logo (east).svg JR East - Ban'etsu West Line

JR logo (east).svg JR East - Uetsu Main Line

Highways[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Niigata city official statistics[permanent dead link](in Japanese)
  2. ^ a b 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved March 24, 2022.
  3. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved March 24, 2022.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ the weather station located in former Niitsu City

External links[edit]

Media related to Akiha-ku, Niigata at Wikimedia Commons