Hiroo, Hokkaido

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Hiroo
広尾町
Town
Panorama view of downtown Hiroo and Pacific Ocean, from Maruyama Park
Panorama view of downtown Hiroo and Pacific Ocean, from Maruyama Park
Flag of Hiroo
Flag
Official seal of Hiroo
Symbol
Location of Hiroo in Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
Location of Hiroo in Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
Hiroo is located in Japan
Hiroo
Hiroo
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°17′N 143°19′E / 42.283°N 143.317°E / 42.283; 143.317Coordinates: 42°17′N 143°19′E / 42.283°N 143.317°E / 42.283; 143.317
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
District Hiroo
Area
 • Total 596.14 km2 (230.17 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 7,182
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.hiroo.hokkaido.jp

Hiroo (広尾町, Hiroo-chō) is a town located in Tokachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 7,182 and a density of 12 persons per km². The total area is 596.14 km².

Hiroo is recognized as the only place in Japan to be designated as a "Santa-Land" from the municipal government of Oslo, Norway.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Hiroo, Hokkaido
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.1
(50.2)
12.6
(54.7)
16.1
(61)
26.3
(79.3)
30.5
(86.9)
33.3
(91.9)
34.8
(94.6)
35.0
(95)
33.1
(91.6)
25.6
(78.1)
21.5
(70.7)
16.2
(61.2)
35.0
(95)
Average high °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
−0.5
(31.1)
3.2
(37.8)
9.7
(49.5)
14.0
(57.2)
15.9
(60.6)
19.2
(66.6)
21.9
(71.4)
19.7
(67.5)
15.3
(59.5)
9.1
(48.4)
2.7
(36.9)
10.80
(51.44)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.5
(23.9)
−4.3
(24.3)
−0.5
(31.1)
5.0
(41)
9.3
(48.7)
12.2
(54)
15.9
(60.6)
18.4
(65.1)
16.0
(60.8)
10.9
(51.6)
4.9
(40.8)
−1.3
(29.7)
6.28
(43.3)
Average low °C (°F) −9.7
(14.5)
−9.8
(14.4)
−5.1
(22.8)
0.6
(33.1)
5.2
(41.4)
9.3
(48.7)
13.4
(56.1)
15.7
(60.3)
12.5
(54.5)
6.3
(43.3)
0.3
(32.5)
−5.9
(21.4)
2.73
(36.91)
Record low °C (°F) −21.2
(−6.2)
−22.1
(−7.8)
−20.2
(−4.4)
−11.6
(11.1)
−2.6
(27.3)
1.0
(33.8)
4.0
(39.2)
8.4
(47.1)
1.6
(34.9)
−4.1
(24.6)
−11.6
(11.1)
−17.2
(1)
−22.1
(−7.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 76.6
(3.016)
53.1
(2.091)
91.2
(3.591)
112.7
(4.437)
161.2
(6.346)
141.2
(5.559)
172.5
(6.791)
233.3
(9.185)
264.3
(10.406)
171.4
(6.748)
136.6
(5.378)
84.4
(3.323)
1,698.5
(66.871)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 123
(48.4)
94
(37)
100
(39.4)
28
(11)
1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
7
(2.8)
75
(29.5)
428
(168.5)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.5 mm) 10.2 8.8 11.3 11.1 11.2 10.3 12.8 12.6 12.7 11.7 11.8 10.3 134.8
Average snowy days 30.6 28.2 29.2 8.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 21.2 119.8
Average relative humidity (%) 64 66 67 70 76 86 89 87 81 73 64 63 73.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 160.0 160.4 187.3 183.6 175.6 126.7 104.6 118.6 135.5 167.5 148.4 146.8 1,815
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

Notable people from Hiroo[edit]

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