Rumoi, Hokkaido

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Rumoi
留萌市
City
Panorama view of Rumoi, from Senboudai
Panorama view of Rumoi, from Senboudai
Flag of Rumoi
Flag
Official seal of Rumoi
Emblem
Location of Rumoi in Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)
Location of Rumoi in Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)
Rumoi is located in Japan
Rumoi
Rumoi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°56′N 141°38′E / 43.933°N 141.633°E / 43.933; 141.633Coordinates: 43°56′N 141°38′E / 43.933°N 141.633°E / 43.933; 141.633
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Rumoi Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Sadatoshi Takahashi
Area
 • Total 297.44 km2 (114.84 sq mi)
Population (30 September 2016)
 • Total 22,242
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Acacia
 • Flower Azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1-11, Saiwaichō, Rumoi-shi, Hokkaidō
077-8601
Website www.e-rumoi.jp

Rumoi (留萌市, Rumoi-shi) is a city located in Rumoi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital of Rumoi Subprefecture.

As of September 2016, the city has an estimated population of 22,242 and the density of 75 persons per km². The total area is 297.44 km².

History[edit]

Rumoi was developed by herring fishery and mining.[1]

  • 1869: Rurumoppe was renamed Rumoi.
  • 1877: The village of Rumoi was founded.
  • 1902: The villages of Rumoi and Reuke were merged to form Rumoi Village.
  • 1907: Sandomari village was merged into Rumoi village.
  • 1908: Rumoi village became Rumoi town.
  • 1914: The capital of Mashike Subprefecture was transferred from Mashike to Rumoi and Mashike Subprefecture was renamed Rumoi Subprefecture.
  • 1919: Obirashibe village (now Obira town) was split off.
  • 1945 Rumoi was designated as the site of the planned Soviet invasion of Hokkaido, with a plan to occupy the island from Rumoi in the west to Kushiro in the east. The plan was cancelled.[2][3][4]
  • 1947: Rumoi town became Rumoi city.
View of Downtown Rumoi from Senbou Hill in night
Andon yatai in Rumoi Dontou Festival on July

Geography[edit]

Rumoi is located in the south of Rumoi Subprefecture. Rumoi River flows through the city.

Climate[edit]

Rumoi has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) with warm summers and cold winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to December.

Climate data for Rumoi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
−1.5
(29.3)
2.4
(36.3)
9.2
(48.6)
14.9
(58.8)
18.5
(65.3)
22.6
(72.7)
24.4
(75.9)
20.6
(69.1)
14.5
(58.1)
7.3
(45.1)
1.3
(34.3)
11
(51.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.1
(22.8)
−4.9
(23.2)
−0.9
(30.4)
5.2
(41.4)
10.5
(50.9)
14.7
(58.5)
19.0
(66.2)
20.6
(69.1)
16.3
(61.3)
10.3
(50.5)
3.9
(39)
−1.6
(29.1)
7.3
(45.2)
Average low °C (°F) −8.8
(16.2)
−8.9
(16)
−4.7
(23.5)
1.3
(34.3)
6.3
(43.3)
11.3
(52.3)
16.0
(60.8)
17.3
(63.1)
12.1
(53.8)
6.0
(42.8)
0.6
(33.1)
−4.6
(23.7)
3.7
(38.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 108.8
(4.283)
76.7
(3.02)
61.0
(2.402)
53.3
(2.098)
60.9
(2.398)
66.0
(2.598)
94.1
(3.705)
148.4
(5.843)
147.1
(5.791)
142.3
(5.602)
144.0
(5.669)
136.7
(5.382)
1,239.3
(48.791)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 150
(59.1)
103
(40.6)
57
(22.4)
6
(2.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.4)
36
(14.2)
126
(49.6)
479
(188.7)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 21.4 17.1 14.2 9.1 9.5 8.7 8.9 10.0 12.7 15.6 19.4 22.4 169
Average snowy days 28.0 24.1 23.5 6.8 0.3 0 0 0 0 1.9 14.9 26.6 126.1
Average relative humidity (%) 77 76 73 71 74 82 83 83 78 73 73 77 77
Mean monthly sunshine hours 50.6 76.6 141.2 170.8 190.4 181.9 172.7 172.5 174.7 130.1 53.5 30.2 1,545.2
Percent possible sunshine 18 26 39 43 42 40 37 40 47 38 19 11 35
Source: NOAA (1961–1990)[5]

Average wind speed by month (Annual average: 4.9 m/s or 18 km/h or 11 mph)[edit]

Month m/s km/h mph
January 6.1 22 14
February 5.3 19 12
March 4.9 18 11
April 4.8 17 11
May 4.2 15 9
June 3.5 13 8
July 3.4 12 8
August 3.8 14 9
September 4.5 16 10
October 5.8 21 13
November 6.5 23 15
December 6.5 23 15

Transportation[edit]

Education[edit]

High School[edit]

  • Hokkaido Rumoi High School
  • Hokkaido Rumoi Sembo High School

Sister city[edit]

Russia Ulan-Ude, Buryatia, Russia (since 5 July 1972)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The history of Rumoi Archived 2012-09-12 at Archive.is
  2. ^ Nimmo, William F. "Stars and Stripes Across the Pacific: The United States, Japan, and Asia page 237". Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ Clark, Gregory (August 22, 2014). "How WWII could have ended". Japan Times. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ Yumashev, Ivan (August 19, 1945). "REPORT BY IVAN YUMASHEV TO ALEKSANDR VASILEVSKY". Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Rumoi Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ International exchange of Rumoi Archived 2015-05-29 at Archive.is

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