Fukaura, Aomori

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Fukaura
深浦町
Town
Gono Line near Mutsu-Yanagita Station
Gono Line near Mutsu-Yanagita Station
Flag of Fukaura
Flag
Official seal of Fukaura
Seal
Location of Fukaura in Aomori Prefecture
Location of Fukaura in Aomori Prefecture
Fukaura is located in Japan
Fukaura
Fukaura
 
Coordinates: 40°38′52.3″N 139°55′39.1″E / 40.647861°N 139.927528°E / 40.647861; 139.927528Coordinates: 40°38′52.3″N 139°55′39.1″E / 40.647861°N 139.927528°E / 40.647861; 139.927528
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureAomori
DistrictNishitsugaru
Area
 • Total488.89 km2 (188.76 sq mi)
Population (November 30 2017)
 • Total8,477
 • Density17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeSiebold’s Beech
- FlowerFar East Amur adonis
- BirdCommon gull
Phone number0173-74-2111
Address84-2 Nashirozawa, Fukaura-machi, Nishitsugaru-gun, Aomori-ken 038-2324
WebsiteOfficial website
Fukaura Town Hall

Fukaura (深浦町, Fukaura-machi) is a town located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. As of 30 November 2017, the town had an estimated population of 8477 in 3792 households,[1] and a population density of 17.0 persons per km². The total area of the town is 488.85 km2 (188.75 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Fukaura is in Nishitsugaru District, Aomori, and occupies the far southwestern coastline of Aomori Prefecture, facing the Sea of Japan. The southwestern corner of the town is located within the borders of the Shirakami-Sanchi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and some coastal areas of the town are within the Tsugaru Quasi-National Park.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Fukaura has decreased by more than half over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 18,157
1980 15,445
1990 13,335
2000 11,799
2010 9,691

Climate[edit]

The town has a cold humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) characterized by warm short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Fukaura is 7.4 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1604 mm with September as the wettest month.The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 20.9 °C, and lowest in January, at around -4.7 °C.[3]

Climate data for Fukaura (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13.1
(55.6)
15.9
(60.6)
22.5
(72.5)
30.5
(86.9)
33.3
(91.9)
34.3
(93.7)
36.7
(98.1)
38.1
(100.6)
35.4
(95.7)
30.9
(87.6)
24.5
(76.1)
20.9
(69.6)
38.1
(100.6)
Average high °C (°F) 2.1
(35.8)
2.5
(36.5)
6.2
(43.2)
12.7
(54.9)
17.2
(63)
21.3
(70.3)
24.7
(76.5)
27.1
(80.8)
23.2
(73.8)
17.2
(63)
10.8
(51.4)
5.1
(41.2)
14.2
(57.5)
Average low °C (°F) −2.6
(27.3)
−2.4
(27.7)
−0.2
(31.6)
4.6
(40.3)
9.3
(48.7)
13.9
(57)
18.4
(65.1)
20.0
(68)
15.6
(60.1)
9.8
(49.6)
4.4
(39.9)
−0.1
(31.8)
7.6
(45.6)
Record low °C (°F) −14.4
(6.1)
−15.2
(4.6)
−11.9
(10.6)
−4.6
(23.7)
−1.2
(29.8)
6.9
(44.4)
9.1
(48.4)
10.3
(50.5)
4.8
(40.6)
−1.5
(29.3)
−5.9
(21.4)
−14.4
(6.1)
−15.2
(4.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 95.3
(3.752)
71.4
(2.811)
71.7
(2.823)
64.3
(2.531)
80.0
(3.15)
110.8
(4.362)
175.8
(6.921)
134.3
(5.287)
136.9
(5.39)
100.1
(3.941)
78.9
(3.106)
93.8
(3.693)
1,213.3
(47.767)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 171
(67.3)
142
(55.9)
66
(26)
5
(2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
6
(2.4)
83
(32.7)
473
(186.3)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.5 mm) 18.7 16.2 16.8 12.0 11.4 12.4 14.8 11.0 12.9 12.9 15.1 17.5 171.7
Average snowy days 27.0 24.3 12.3 0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 12.4 77.8
Average relative humidity (%) 69 68 66 69 75 81 85 82 78 71 68 69 73
Mean monthly sunshine hours 26.9 46.5 110.1 173.0 191.2 182.5 156.6 179.2 152.3 131.2 64.9 31.6 1,446
Source #1: 平年値(年・月ごとの値)
Source #2: 観測史上1~10位の値(1月としての値) (records)

History[edit]

The area around Fukaura was controlled by the Tsugaru clan of Hirosaki Domain during the Edo period. It became a village in the Nishitsugaru District in 1889, and was elevated to town status on April1 1, 1926. On July 29, 1955, Fukura annexed the neighboring village of Otose. On March 31, 2005, it was merged with the neighboring village of Iwasaki.

Economy[edit]

Aoike at Juniko

The economy of Fukaura is heavily dependent on commercial fishing.

There is also a small tourism industry centered on the Shirakami Sanchi UNESCO World Heritage area, particularly the Juniko Lakes on its periphery.

Education[edit]

Fukaura has three public elementary schools and three public junior high schools operated by the town government and one public high school operated by the Aomori Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

JR logo (east).svgEast Japan Railway Company (JR East) - Gonō Line

Highway[edit]

National Route 101

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Fukaura[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ official home page(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Fukaura population statistics
  3. ^ Fukaura climate data
  4. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 1 January 2017.

External links[edit]