Rumoi, Hokkaido

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Rumoi
留萌市
City
Flag of Rumoi
Flag
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 (March 2008)
 • Total 26,017
 • Density 87.5/km2 (227/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Acacia
- Flower Azalea
Address 1-11, Saiwaichō, Rumoi-shi, Hokkaidō
077-8601
Phone number 0164-42-1801
Website City of Rumoi
View of Downtown Rumoi from Senbou Hill in night
Andon yatai in Rumoi Dontou Festival on July

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

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 26,017 and the density of 87.5 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.
  • 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.
  • 1947 Rumoi town became Rumoi city.

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)
11.03
(51.84)
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)
7.33
(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)
3.66
(38.58)
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 relative humidity (%) 77 76 73 71 74 82 83 83 78 73 73 77 76.7
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
Source: NOAA (1961–1990) [2]

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 5th July, 1972)[3]

External links[edit]

Media related to Rumoi, Hokkaidō at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]