Akune, Kagoshima

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Akune
阿久根市
Flag of Akune
Official seal of Akune
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
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureKagoshima Prefecture
Government
 • MayorYoshimasa Nishihira (since January 2011)
Area
 • Total134.30 km2 (51.85 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2008)
 • Total23,887
 • Density178/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address200 Tsurumichō, Akune-shi, Kagoshima-ken
899-1696
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.city.akune.kagoshima.jp
Symbols
FlowerTsuwabuki (Asteraceae farfugium japonicum)
TreePomelo

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Akune was 37.1 °C (98.8 °F) on 13 August 2018, the coldest temperature ever recorded was −4.6 °C (23.7 °F) on 26 February 1981.[1]

Climate data for Akune (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1939−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.5
(74.3)
24.0
(75.2)
25.6
(78.1)
27.8
(82.0)
30.5
(86.9)
33.6
(92.5)
36.6
(97.9)
37.1
(98.8)
34.9
(94.8)
32.7
(90.9)
28.0
(82.4)
23.7
(74.7)
37.1
(98.8)
Mean maximum °C (°F) 18.3
(64.9)
19.7
(67.5)
22.3
(72.1)
25.0
(77.0)
28.2
(82.8)
30.5
(86.9)
33.3
(91.9)
34.6
(94.3)
32.6
(90.7)
29.2
(84.6)
24.5
(76.1)
20.4
(68.7)
34.8
(94.6)
Average high °C (°F) 11.4
(52.5)
12.6
(54.7)
15.6
(60.1)
19.8
(67.6)
23.6
(74.5)
26.0
(78.8)
29.8
(85.6)
31.2
(88.2)
28.6
(83.5)
24.2
(75.6)
18.9
(66.0)
13.7
(56.7)
21.3
(70.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.9
(46.2)
8.8
(47.8)
11.6
(52.9)
15.7
(60.3)
19.5
(67.1)
22.7
(72.9)
26.5
(79.7)
27.4
(81.3)
24.6
(76.3)
20.0
(68.0)
15.0
(59.0)
10.0
(50.0)
17.5
(63.5)
Average low °C (°F) 4.6
(40.3)
5.1
(41.2)
7.6
(45.7)
11.7
(53.1)
15.7
(60.3)
19.9
(67.8)
23.9
(75.0)
24.4
(75.9)
21.5
(70.7)
16.5
(61.7)
11.5
(52.7)
6.6
(43.9)
14.1
(57.4)
Mean minimum °C (°F) 0.1
(32.2)
0.4
(32.7)
2.4
(36.3)
5.9
(42.6)
11.2
(52.2)
15.7
(60.3)
20.8
(69.4)
21.5
(70.7)
17.1
(62.8)
11.2
(52.2)
5.8
(42.4)
1.2
(34.2)
−0.7
(30.7)
Record low °C (°F) −4.2
(24.4)
−4.6
(23.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
0.9
(33.6)
6.9
(44.4)
11.2
(52.2)
17.1
(62.8)
18.5
(65.3)
12.0
(53.6)
5.4
(41.7)
0.3
(32.5)
−2.3
(27.9)
−4.6
(23.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 76.7
(3.02)
102.7
(4.04)
134.8
(5.31)
161.8
(6.37)
188.1
(7.41)
457.4
(18.01)
377.3
(14.85)
222.8
(8.77)
225.9
(8.89)
93.7
(3.69)
104.0
(4.09)
91.5
(3.60)
2,236.7
(88.06)
Average snowfall cm (inches) trace 1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.4)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 9.1 9.3 11.1 9.8 9.3 14.8 10.9 10.3 9.4 6.6 8.6 8.7 117.9
Average snowy days (≥ 1 cm) 0.3 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Average relative humidity (%) 68 68 69 72 77 85 84 80 78 72 71 68 74
Mean monthly sunshine hours 107.0 122.9 161.5 180.4 185.9 124.0 201.6 226.8 186.9 186.6 145.8 118.7 1,948.4
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data, the population of Akune in 2020 is 19,270 people.[3] Akune's population has been slowly declining since the census began in 1950. The population in 2020 is less than 50% of what it was in the 1950s.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1950 41,344—    
1955 41,180−0.4%
1960 38,908−5.5%
1965 36,026−7.4%
1970 32,390−10.1%
1975 30,295−6.5%
1980 29,527−2.5%
1985 29,185−1.2%
1990 27,869−4.5%
1995 27,506−1.3%
2000 26,270−4.5%
2005 25,072−4.6%
2010 23,151−7.7%
2015 21,198−8.4%
2020 19,270−9.1%
Akune population statistics[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved March 28, 2022.
  2. ^ 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved March 28, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Akune population statistics

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