Nayoro, Hokkaido

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Nayoro
名寄市
City
Flag of Nayoro
Flag
Official seal of Nayoro
Symbol
Location of Nayoro in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Location of Nayoro in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Nayoro is located in Japan
Nayoro
Nayoro
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 44°21′21″N 142°27′48″E / 44.35583°N 142.46333°E / 44.35583; 142.46333Coordinates: 44°21′21″N 142°27′48″E / 44.35583°N 142.46333°E / 44.35583; 142.46333
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Takeshi Kato
Area
 • Total 535.23 km2 (206.65 sq mi)
Population (September 2016)
 • Total 28,373
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Japanese white birch
 • Flower Ōbana enreisō (Trillium kamtschaticum)
 • Bird Great spotted woodpecker
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1-1 Ōdōri Minami, Nayoro-shi, Hokkaido
096-8686
Website www.city.nayoro.lg.jp

Nayoro (名寄市, Nayoro-shi, Ainu: Nay Oro meaning "in the middle of the valley") is a city in Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of 2016, the city has an estimated population of 28,373 and a population density of 53 persons per km2 (140 persons per sq. mi.). The total area is 535.23 km2 (206.65 sq mi).

On March 27, 2006, the town of Fūren (from Kamikawa (Teshio) District) was merged into Nayoro.

History[edit]

  • 1909: Kaminayoro village was founded.
  • 1915: Kaminayoro village became Nayoro town.
  • 1920: Chiebun village split off from Shimonayoro village.
  • 1924: Shimokawa village was separated from Nayoro town.
  • 1954: Nayoro town and Chiebun village was merged to form Nayoro town.
  • 1956: Nayoro town became Nayoro city.
  • 2006: Nayoro city and Fūren town was merged to form Nayoro city.

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

Junior colleges[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • Hokkaido Nayoro High School
  • Hokkaido Nayoro Industry High School

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Nayoro Main Line and Shimmei Line used to run from Nayoro Station. There was Chitō Station between Nisshin Station and Hokusei Station.

Road[edit]

Nayoro is linked with National Route 40 linking Wakkanai and southern Hokkaido as well as the Hokkaidō Expressway linking with the island capital of Sapporo. Nayoro is bypassed to the west with the Nayoro Bypass (Route 40) serving two interchanges.

Climate[edit]

Nayoro has a wet and snowy warm-summer humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The climate retains warm and sometimes hot summers with very cold winters by Japanese standards, coupled with heavy sea-effect snowfall.

Climate data for Nayoro (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −4.7
(23.5)
−3.3
(26.1)
1.4
(34.5)
9.2
(48.6)
17.2
(63)
22.2
(72)
25.5
(77.9)
25.9
(78.6)
21.1
(70)
14.1
(57.4)
5.1
(41.2)
−1.8
(28.8)
10.99
(51.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −9.4
(15.1)
−9
(16)
−3.6
(25.5)
3.8
(38.8)
10.4
(50.7)
15.4
(59.7)
19.2
(66.6)
20.1
(68.2)
14.8
(58.6)
8.1
(46.6)
1.2
(34.2)
−5.4
(22.3)
5.47
(41.86)
Average low °C (°F) −15.8
(3.6)
−16.2
(2.8)
−9.8
(14.4)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.6
(38.5)
9.2
(48.6)
13.9
(57)
15.2
(59.4)
9.4
(48.9)
2.9
(37.2)
−2.7
(27.1)
−10.3
(13.5)
−0.19
(31.66)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 54.6
(2.15)
41.2
(1.622)
45.3
(1.783)
45.7
(1.799)
57.5
(2.264)
58.6
(2.307)
112.9
(4.445)
121.9
(4.799)
131.6
(5.181)
117.0
(4.606)
112.1
(4.413)
79.6
(3.134)
978
(38.503)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 208
(81.9)
162
(63.8)
140
(55.1)
36
(14.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(1.2)
112
(44.1)
229
(90.2)
890
(350.5)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 64.0 90.5 133.6 157.5 186.5 168.3 145.4 141.9 139.1 109.9 52.1 42.4 1,431.2
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency
A street in front of Nayoro Station

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