Akune, Kagoshima

Akune (阿久根市, Akune-shi) is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1952.

Akune

阿久根市
Flag of Akune
Flag
Official seal of Akune
Emblem
Location of Akune in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Akune in Kagoshima Prefecture
Akune is located in Japan
Akune
Akune
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°1′N 130°13′E / 32.017°N 130.217°E / 32.017; 130.217Coordinates: 32°1′N 130°13′E / 32.017°N 130.217°E / 32.017; 130.217
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureKagoshima Prefecture
Government
 • MayorYoshimasa Nishihira (since January 2011)
Area
 • Total134.30 km2 (51.85 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2008)
 • Total23,887
 • Density178/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address200 Tsurumichō, Akune-shi, Kagoshima-ken
899-1696
Websitewww.city.akune.kagoshima.jp
Symbols
FlowerTsuwabuki (Asteraceae farfugium japonicum)
TreePomelo

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 23,887 and a population density of 178 persons per km². The total area is 134.30 km².

ClimateEdit

Akune has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and mild winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, and is heavier in summer, especially the months of June and July.

Climate data for Akune, Kagoshima
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.8
(73.0)
24.0
(75.2)
25.6
(78.1)
27.8
(82.0)
30.3
(86.5)
33.6
(92.5)
36.6
(97.9)
37.1
(98.8)
34.9
(94.8)
32.7
(90.9)
28.0
(82.4)
23.7
(74.7)
37.1
(98.8)
Mean maximum °C (°F) 18.1
(64.6)
19.3
(66.7)
22.1
(71.8)
25.0
(77.0)
27.6
(81.7)
30.4
(86.7)
33.2
(91.8)
34.1
(93.4)
32.2
(90.0)
28.4
(83.1)
24.3
(75.7)
20.0
(68.0)
34.3
(93.7)
Average high °C (°F) 10.4
(50.7)
11.3
(52.3)
14.5
(58.1)
19.4
(66.9)
22.8
(73.0)
25.4
(77.7)
29.2
(84.6)
30.4
(86.7)
27.7
(81.9)
23.2
(73.8)
18.2
(64.8)
13.0
(55.4)
20.5
(68.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.0
(44.6)
7.7
(45.9)
10.6
(51.1)
15.4
(59.7)
18.9
(66.0)
22.1
(71.8)
26.1
(79.0)
26.7
(80.1)
23.9
(75.0)
19.1
(66.4)
14.2
(57.6)
9.3
(48.7)
16.7
(62.2)
Average low °C (°F) 3.7
(38.7)
4.3
(39.7)
6.8
(44.2)
11.6
(52.9)
15.4
(59.7)
19.2
(66.6)
23.4
(74.1)
23.7
(74.7)
20.8
(69.4)
15.5
(59.9)
10.6
(51.1)
6.0
(42.8)
13.4
(56.2)
Mean minimum °C (°F) −0.2
(31.6)
−0.1
(31.8)
1.9
(35.4)
5.5
(41.9)
11.1
(52.0)
15.5
(59.9)
20.4
(68.7)
21.4
(70.5)
16.8
(62.2)
10.8
(51.4)
5.5
(41.9)
1.2
(34.2)
−1.2
(29.8)
Record low °C (°F) −4.2
(24.4)
−4.6
(23.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
0.9
(33.6)
8.2
(46.8)
12.4
(54.3)
17.1
(62.8)
18.7
(65.7)
12.0
(53.6)
5.9
(42.6)
1.5
(34.7)
−2.3
(27.9)
−4.6
(23.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 92.0
(3.62)
93.6
(3.69)
134.4
(5.29)
177.4
(6.98)
204.1
(8.04)
366.5
(14.43)
338.3
(13.32)
201.5
(7.93)
198.3
(7.81)
101.7
(4.00)
90.5
(3.56)
76.4
(3.01)
2,074.7
(81.68)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 5
(2.0)
4
(1.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(0.8)
11
(4.4)
Average relative humidity (%) 69 70 70 75 78 84 85 82 80 73 70 69 75
Mean monthly sunshine hours 108.7 110.8 155.7 162.1 176.6 143.2 204.9 228.5 183.3 189.9 148.6 121.5 1,933.8
Source: NOAA (1961-1990)[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Akune Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 6, 2013.

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