Toba, Mie

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Toba
鳥羽市
City
Overview of Toba
Overview of Toba
Flag of Toba
Flag
Official seal of Toba
Seal
Location of Toba in Mie Prefecture
Location of Toba in Mie Prefecture
Toba is located in Japan
Toba
Toba
 
Coordinates: 34°28′52.8″N 136°50′36.3″E / 34.481333°N 136.843417°E / 34.481333; 136.843417Coordinates: 34°28′52.8″N 136°50′36.3″E / 34.481333°N 136.843417°E / 34.481333; 136.843417
Country Japan
Region Kansai, Tōkai
Prefecture Mie Prefecture
Government
 • -Mayor Kusuichi Kida
Area
 • Total 107.34 km2 (41.44 sq mi)
Population (August 2015)
 • Total 19,227
 • Density 179/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
- Tree Tachibana
- Flower Dianthus
- Bird Common gull
Phone number 0599-25-1112
Address 3-1-1 Toba, Toba-shi, Mie-ken 517-0011
Website www.city.toba.mie.jp
Toba City Hall

Toba (鳥羽市 Toba-shi?) is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

As of August 2015, the city had an estimated population of 19,227 and a population density of 179 persons per km2. The total area was 107.34 square kilometres (41.44 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Toba is located on the northern half of Shima Peninsula in far eastern Mie Prefecture, facing Ise Bay of the Pacific Ocean. The area is famous for oysters and for cultured pearls. Much of the city is within the borders of the Ise-Shima National Park.

Toba administers numerous islands in the Ise Bay, the most important of which are:

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Mie Prefecture

History[edit]

The area of modern Toba has been continuously inhabited since before the Jomon period. During the Sengoku period, the area was under the control of pirates, from whom emerged Kuki Yoshitaka (from Nakiri district) as a dominant ruler. After having dominated the local seacoasts, he established Toba as his capital and built a castle there. Under the Tokugawa shogunate, the castle became the center for Toba Domain.

In the Edo period, Toba flourished in trade and as a transshipment port between Osaka and Edo. The modern city of Toba was formed on November 1, 1954, by the merger of the town of Toba with five villages in Shima District.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Ferry[edit]

Economy[edit]

Commercial fishing and cultivated pearls, together with tourism, form the backbone of the local economy.

Education[edit]

  • Toba National College of Maritime Technology is one of the five maritime technology colleges in Japan and offers merchant marine programs such as Deck officer, Marine Engineering and other advanced programs related to maritime education.[1]
  • Toba has ten elementary schools, five middle schools and one high school.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Toba (1981 - 2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.0
(48.2)
9.5
(49.1)
13.0
(55.4)
18.6
(65.5)
22.7
(72.9)
25.9
(78.6)
29.8
(85.6)
31.0
(87.8)
27.4
(81.3)
21.9
(71.4)
16.6
(61.9)
11.7
(53.1)
19.76
(67.57)
Average low °C (°F) 1.7
(35.1)
1.8
(35.2)
4.4
(39.9)
9.3
(48.7)
13.9
(57)
18.2
(64.8)
22.4
(72.3)
23.5
(74.3)
20.4
(68.7)
14.6
(58.3)
8.9
(48)
3.9
(39)
11.92
(53.44)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 77.1
(3.035)
95.1
(3.744)
182.8
(7.197)
203.0
(7.992)
260.2
(10.244)
266.6
(10.496)
197.8
(7.787)
205.2
(8.079)
397.4
(15.646)
257.6
(10.142)
148.3
(5.839)
68.3
(2.689)
2,359.4
(92.89)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 159.8 156.4 172.5 179.2 176.4 140.5 174.2 198.1 143.5 151.3 153.9 166.4 1,972.2
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)[2]

Local attractions[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Toba[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marine Programs in Toba
  2. ^ "気象庁|過去の気象データ検索". Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  3. ^ "City of Toba". Sister Cities International.