Makurazaki, Kagoshima

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Makurazaki
枕崎市
City
Flag of Makurazaki
Flag
Location of Makurazaki in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Makurazaki in Kagoshima Prefecture
Makurazaki is located in Japan
Makurazaki
Makurazaki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 31°17′N 130°19′E / 31.283°N 130.317°E / 31.283; 130.317Coordinates: 31°17′N 130°19′E / 31.283°N 130.317°E / 31.283; 130.317
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Yoshiaki Setoguchi
Area
 • Total 74.88 km2 (28.91 sq mi)
Population (April 2008)
 • Total 24,126
 • Density 322/km2 (830/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Camellia
 • Flower Chrysanthemum
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 27, Chiyodachō, Makurazaki-shi, Kagoshima-ken
898-8501
Website www.city.makurazaki.kagoshima.jp

Makurazaki (枕崎市 Makurazaki-shi?) is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on September 1, 1949.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 24,126 and a population density of 322 persons per km². The total area is 74.88 km².

It is famous for its katsuobushi processing plants, which produce the chief flavoring ingredient—dried fish flakes—found in Japanese miso soup. About 70 small family businesses year-round boil, cut, dry and smoke the pungent fish, often sending a unique odor of steam, smoke and fish scent across the downtown area and out to sea.

Makurazaki is the site of the terminus of the southernmost JR train line in Japan. Japanese know the town as the Typhoon Ginza (after Ginza in Tokyo). Each summer many cyclones strike the main islands first in the area of Makurazaki.

Climate[edit]

Makurazaki has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and mild winters. Precipitation is high throughout the year, and is especially high from May to July. The highest record temperature was 36.7 °C (98.1 °F) on August 22, 2016 while the lowest recorded temperature was −4.4 °C (24.1 °F) on February 19, 1977.[1]

Climate data for Makurazaki, Kagoshima (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.8
(73)
22.8
(73)
24.3
(75.7)
28.4
(83.1)
29.9
(85.8)
32.6
(90.7)
35.3
(95.5)
36.7
(98.1)
34.8
(94.6)
32.7
(90.9)
27.5
(81.5)
23.8
(74.8)
36.7
(98.1)
Average high °C (°F) 12.7
(54.9)
13.7
(56.7)
16.4
(61.5)
20.4
(68.7)
23.8
(74.8)
26.4
(79.5)
30.1
(86.2)
31.0
(87.8)
29.0
(84.2)
24.9
(76.8)
20.0
(68)
15.2
(59.4)
22.0
(71.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.8
(47.8)
9.7
(49.5)
12.4
(54.3)
16.4
(61.5)
19.9
(67.8)
23.2
(73.8)
26.9
(80.4)
27.6
(81.7)
25.2
(77.4)
20.4
(68.7)
15.5
(59.9)
10.7
(51.3)
18.1
(64.6)
Average low °C (°F) 4.7
(40.5)
5.6
(42.1)
8.2
(46.8)
12.1
(53.8)
16.0
(60.8)
20.2
(68.4)
24.2
(75.6)
24.5
(76.1)
21.8
(71.2)
16.4
(61.5)
11.3
(52.3)
6.5
(43.7)
14.3
(57.7)
Record low °C (°F) −3.3
(26.1)
−4.4
(24.1)
−1.7
(28.9)
0.0
(32)
5.0
(41)
11.2
(52.2)
16.6
(61.9)
16.9
(62.4)
10.7
(51.3)
4.6
(40.3)
−0.5
(31.1)
−3.0
(26.6)
−4.4
(24.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 94.5
(3.72)
107.7
(4.24)
182.7
(7.193)
203.6
(8.016)
208.5
(8.209)
399.4
(15.724)
273.7
(10.776)
179.8
(7.079)
221.5
(8.72)
98.5
(3.878)
111.1
(4.374)
94.5
(3.72)
2,175.6
(85.654)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.5 mm) 12.6 11.1 14.5 12.2 11.7 15.1 10.8 11.0 10.7 8.4 9.0 11.0 138.1
Average relative humidity (%) 68 67 70 72 75 82 82 79 77 72 71 69 74
Mean monthly sunshine hours 110.3 117.7 141.1 165.6 173.7 124.5 210.3 228.0 187.4 186.0 149.2 133.2 1,926.8
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (records 1872–present)[1][2][3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]