Sumoto, Hyōgo

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Sumoto
洲本市
City
Sumoto city view from Sumoto Castle Awaji Island Japan01n.jpg
Flag of Sumoto
Flag
Location of Sumoto in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Sumoto in Hyōgo Prefecture
Sumoto is located in Japan
Sumoto
Sumoto
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°21′N 134°54′E / 34.350°N 134.900°E / 34.350; 134.900Coordinates: 34°21′N 134°54′E / 34.350°N 134.900°E / 34.350; 134.900
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Michihiro Takeuchi
Area
 • Total 182.47 km2 (70.45 sq mi)
Population (January 2011)
 • Total 48,674
 • Density 267/km2 (690/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Pine
 • Flower Narcissus and Rapeseed
 • Bird Plover
 • Fish Japanese Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus niphonius)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 3-4-10 Honmachi, Sumoto-shi, Hyōgo-ken
656-8686
Website www.city.sumoto.hyogo.jp

Sumoto (洲本市, Sumoto-shi?) is a city located on Awaji Island, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on February 11, 1940. As of March 31, 2008, the city has an estimated population of 50,087 and a population density of 267 persons per km². The total area is 182.47 km². On February 11, 2006, the town of Goshiki (from Tsuna District) was merged into Sumoto. Sumoto City is famous for Awaji onions, Naruto oranges and Kobe Beef.

Climate[edit]

Sumoto has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and cool winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is somewhat lower in the winter.

Climate data for Sumoto, Hyōgo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.0
(46.4)
8.4
(47.1)
11.8
(53.2)
17.8
(64)
22.1
(71.8)
25.1
(77.2)
29.2
(84.6)
30.6
(87.1)
26.5
(79.7)
20.8
(69.4)
15.8
(60.4)
10.7
(51.3)
18.9
(66.02)
Daily mean °C (°F) 4.7
(40.5)
4.7
(40.5)
7.6
(45.7)
13.3
(55.9)
17.7
(63.9)
21.3
(70.3)
25.3
(77.5)
26.5
(79.7)
22.9
(73.2)
17.4
(63.3)
12.5
(54.5)
7.5
(45.5)
15.12
(59.21)
Average low °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
1.6
(34.9)
3.9
(39)
9.4
(48.9)
14.0
(57.2)
18.2
(64.8)
22.5
(72.5)
23.5
(74.3)
20.1
(68.2)
14.5
(58.1)
9.5
(49.1)
4.6
(40.3)
11.97
(53.54)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 52.6
(2.071)
62.2
(2.449)
99.5
(3.917)
150.8
(5.937)
146.0
(5.748)
235.3
(9.264)
156.6
(6.165)
126.6
(4.984)
238.7
(9.398)
130.2
(5.126)
88.1
(3.469)
41.4
(1.63)
1,528
(60.158)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 2
(0.8)
3
(1.2)
1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
6
(2.4)
Average relative humidity (%) 66 68 68 71 74 80 81 79 79 74 71 67 73.2
Mean monthly sunshine hours 145.7 142.4 177.5 182.6 203.3 159.0 202.7 220.7 156.1 162.8 141.5 140.6 2,034.9
Source: NOAA (1961-1990)[1]

Schools[edit]

There are many elementary schools: Sumoto first, Sumoto second, Sumoto third, Ono, Kamo, Yura, Nakagawara, Aiga, Tsushi, Torikai, Sakai, Hiroishi, and Aihara.

There are five public junior high schools: Seiun, Suhama, Yura, Aiga, and Goshiki.

There are three high schools: Sumoto, Sumoto Jitsugyou, and Yanagi Gakuen.

Bicycle rental scheme[edit]

Jointly with Awaji and Minami Awaji, the city operates a low-cost electric bike rental scheme, designed to attract visitors to stay for more than one day in order to explore the island.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sumoto Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rental bicycles eyed to boost tourism". Yomiuri Shimbun. Japan. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 

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