Akune, Kagoshima

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Akune
阿久根市
City
Flag of Akune
Flag
Official seal of Akune
Symbol
Location of Akune in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Akune in Kagoshima Prefecture
Akune is located in Japan
Akune
Akune
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°1′N 130°13′E / 32.017°N 130.217°E / 32.017; 130.217Coordinates: 32°1′N 130°13′E / 32.017°N 130.217°E / 32.017; 130.217
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Yoshimasa Nishihira (since January 2011)
Area
 • Total 134.30 km2 (51.85 sq mi)
Population (April 2008)
 • Total 23,887
 • Density 178/km2 (460/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Pomelo
 • Flower Tsuwabuki (Asteraceae farfugium japonicum)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 200 Tsurumichō, Akune-shi, Kagoshima-ken
899-1696
Website www.city.akune.kagoshima.jp

Akune (阿久根市, Akune-shi) is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1952.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 23,887 and a population density of 178 persons per km². The total area is 134.30 km².

Climate[edit]

Akune has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and mild winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, and is heavier in summer, especially the months of June and July.

Climate data for Akune, Kagoshima
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 10.4
(50.7)
11.3
(52.3)
14.5
(58.1)
19.4
(66.9)
22.8
(73)
25.4
(77.7)
29.2
(84.6)
30.4
(86.7)
27.7
(81.9)
23.2
(73.8)
18.2
(64.8)
13.0
(55.4)
20.46
(68.82)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.0
(44.6)
7.7
(45.9)
10.6
(51.1)
15.4
(59.7)
18.9
(66)
22.1
(71.8)
26.1
(79)
26.7
(80.1)
23.9
(75)
19.1
(66.4)
14.2
(57.6)
9.3
(48.7)
16.75
(62.16)
Average low °C (°F) 3.7
(38.7)
4.3
(39.7)
6.8
(44.2)
11.6
(52.9)
15.4
(59.7)
19.2
(66.6)
23.4
(74.1)
23.7
(74.7)
20.8
(69.4)
15.5
(59.9)
10.6
(51.1)
6.0
(42.8)
13.42
(56.15)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 92.0
(3.622)
93.6
(3.685)
134.4
(5.291)
177.4
(6.984)
204.1
(8.035)
366.5
(14.429)
338.3
(13.319)
201.5
(7.933)
198.3
(7.807)
101.7
(4.004)
90.5
(3.563)
76.4
(3.008)
2,074.7
(81.68)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 5
(2)
4
(1.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(0.8)
11
(4.4)
Average relative humidity (%) 69 70 70 75 78 84 85 82 80 73 70 69 75.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 108.7 110.8 155.7 162.1 176.6 143.2 204.9 228.5 183.3 189.9 148.6 121.5 1,933.8
Source: NOAA (1961-1990)[1]

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