Kumano, Mie

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This article is about the city in Mie Prefecture, Japan. For the town in Hiroshima Prefecture, see Kumano, Hiroshima.
Kumano
熊野市
City
Shichirimihama Beach, Kumano
Shichirimihama Beach, Kumano
Flag of Kumano
Flag
Official seal of Kumano
Seal
Location of Kumano in Mie Prefecture
Location of Kumano in Mie Prefecture
Kumano is located in Japan
Kumano
Kumano
 
Coordinates: 33°53′19.1″N 136°6′0.8″E / 33.888639°N 136.100222°E / 33.888639; 136.100222Coordinates: 33°53′19.1″N 136°6′0.8″E / 33.888639°N 136.100222°E / 33.888639; 136.100222
Country Japan
Region Kansai, Tōkai
Prefecture Mie Prefecture
Government
 • -Mayor Kanji Kawakami
Area
 • Total 373.35 km2 (144.15 sq mi)
Population (August 2015)
 • Total 17,727
 • Density 47.5/km2 (123/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Cryptomeria
• Flower Sasayuri (Lilium japonicum)
• Bird Japanese bush-warbler
Phone number 0597-89-4111
Address 796 Idochō, Kumano-shi, Mie-ken 519-4392
Website www.city.kumano.mie.jp
Kumano City Hall

Kumano (熊野市 Kumano-shi?) is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

As of August 2015, the city had an estimated population of 17,727 and a population density of 47.4 persons per km2. The total area was 373.35 square kilometres (144.15 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Kumano is located near the southern tip of the Kii Peninsula, in southern Mie Prefecture, facing the Pacific Ocean. Parts of the city are within the limits of the Yoshino-Kumano National Park.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The city of Kumano was established on November 3, 1954 by the merger of the town of Kinomoto with the surrounding villages of Isato, Kamikawa, Arii, Atashika, Arasaki and Tomari (all from Minamimuro District).

On November 15, 2005, the town of Kiwa (also from Minamimuro District) was also merged into Kumano.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Kumano is centered on commercial fishing, forestry and horticulture (oranges).

Education[edit]

Kumano has nine elementary schools, seven middle schools and one high school, along with one special education school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

A portion of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located within Kumano.


Climate[edit]

Climate data for Kumano-Shingu (2002 - 2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
8.0
(46.4)
10.4
(50.7)
15.1
(59.2)
18.7
(65.7)
22.0
(71.6)
25.6
(78.1)
26.6
(79.9)
24.3
(75.7)
19.2
(66.6)
14.0
(57.2)
9.2
(48.6)
16.65
(61.98)
Average low °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
3.7
(38.7)
5.7
(42.3)
10.6
(51.1)
14.8
(58.6)
18.7
(65.7)
22.5
(72.5)
23.3
(73.9)
21.2
(70.2)
15.9
(60.6)
10.3
(50.5)
5.3
(41.5)
12.88
(55.19)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 108.6
(4.276)
114.1
(4.492)
231.1
(9.098)
241.8
(9.52)
295.4
(11.63)
308.6
(12.15)
352.9
(13.894)
298.3
(11.744)
404.2
(15.913)
330.2
(13)
183.4
(7.22)
113.7
(4.476)
2,982.3
(117.413)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 164.7 153.8 184.6 180.4 166.3 131.5 154.5 183.6 144.9 126.1 144.5 165.9 1,900.8
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)[1]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "気象庁|過去の気象データ検索". Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  2. ^ a b "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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