Hioki, Kagoshima

Hioki (日置市, Hioki-shi) is a city in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. As of May 1, 2010, the city had a population of 51,819[1] and a population density of 205 persons per km². The total area is 253.06 km2 (97.71 sq mi).

Hioki
日置市
Hioki City
Ijūin city from the Ichiuji castle
Ijūin city from the Ichiuji castle
Flag of Hioki
Official seal of Hioki
Location of Hioki in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Hioki in Kagoshima Prefecture
Hioki is located in Japan
Hioki
Hioki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 31°36′42″N 130°22′23″E / 31.61167°N 130.37306°E / 31.61167; 130.37306Coordinates: 31°36′42″N 130°22′23″E / 31.61167°N 130.37306°E / 31.61167; 130.37306
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureKagoshima Prefecture
Government
 • MayorTakamitsu Miyaji
Area
 • Total253.06 km2 (97.71 sq mi)
Population
 (May 1, 2010)
 • Total51,819
 • Density205/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-100 Kori Ijuin-machi, Hioki-shi, Kagoshima-ken
899-2592
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.city.hioki.lg.jp
Symbols
FlowerPrunus mume
TreePinus thunbergii

The modern city of Hioki was established on May 1, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Fukiage, Higashiichiki, Hiyoshi and Ijūin (all from Hioki District).

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

Hioki 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. The average annual temperature in Hioki is 17.3 °C (63.1 °F). The average annual rainfall is 2,265.0 mm (89.17 in) with June as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.3 °C (81.1 °F), and lowest in January, at around 7.5 °C (45.5 °F).[2] Its record high is 36.3 °C (97.3 °F), reached on 19 August 2013, and its record low is −6.3 °C (20.7 °F), reached on 19 February 1977.[3]

Climate data for Higashiichiki, Hioki (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1977−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.4
(72.3)
23.2
(73.8)
24.7
(76.5)
29.4
(84.9)
30.6
(87.1)
33.2
(91.8)
36.3
(97.3)
36.3
(97.3)
35.5
(95.9)
32.9
(91.2)
27.8
(82.0)
23.6
(74.5)
36.3
(97.3)
Average high °C (°F) 12.0
(53.6)
13.3
(55.9)
16.1
(61.0)
20.4
(68.7)
24.1
(75.4)
26.4
(79.5)
30.2
(86.4)
31.6
(88.9)
29.3
(84.7)
25.1
(77.2)
19.8
(67.6)
14.4
(57.9)
21.9
(71.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.5
(45.5)
8.6
(47.5)
11.5
(52.7)
15.6
(60.1)
19.4
(66.9)
22.8
(73.0)
26.6
(79.9)
27.3
(81.1)
24.6
(76.3)
19.8
(67.6)
14.6
(58.3)
9.5
(49.1)
17.3
(63.2)
Average low °C (°F) 2.9
(37.2)
3.6
(38.5)
6.4
(43.5)
10.5
(50.9)
14.8
(58.6)
19.6
(67.3)
23.6
(74.5)
23.9
(75.0)
20.7
(69.3)
15.0
(59.0)
9.5
(49.1)
4.7
(40.5)
12.9
(55.3)
Record low °C (°F) −5.4
(22.3)
−6.3
(20.7)
−3.4
(25.9)
−0.1
(31.8)
5.4
(41.7)
11.0
(51.8)
17.0
(62.6)
16.4
(61.5)
10.0
(50.0)
1.6
(34.9)
−2.1
(28.2)
−4.2
(24.4)
−6.3
(20.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 75.8
(2.98)
99.4
(3.91)
151.1
(5.95)
174.3
(6.86)
187.1
(7.37)
516.3
(20.33)
310.2
(12.21)
240.6
(9.47)
243.6
(9.59)
92.2
(3.63)
111.4
(4.39)
98.4
(3.87)
2,265
(89.17)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 10.2 9.6 12.3 10.2 10.0 15.1 10.9 10.3 10.2 7.2 9.0 9.5 124.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 116.1 133.3 162.3 180.6 183.9 112.0 192.5 220.8 186.7 191.2 156.1 126.2 1,964.9
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[3][2]

Adjacent municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data, the population of Hioki in 2020 is 47,153 people.[4] Hioki began its first census in 1960, and the brief exodus ended in the 1970s, after which the population remained relatively stable until 2020.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1960 67,756—    
1965 60,027−11.4%
1970 54,656−8.9%
1975 52,250−4.4%
1980 52,022−0.4%
1985 53,025+1.9%
1990 52,675−0.7%
1995 52,791+0.2%
2000 53,391+1.1%
2005 52,411−1.8%
2010 50,831−3.0%
2015 49,249−3.1%
2020 47,153−4.3%
Hioki population statistics[4]

Educational institutionsEdit

High schoolsEdit

Public schoolsEdit

  • Kagoshima prefectural Ijūin High School
  • Kagoshima prefectural Fukiage High School

Private schoolsEdit

  • Kagoshima Josei High School
  • Kagoshima Ikuei-kan High School

TransportEdit

RailwaysEdit

RoadsEdit

  • Expressway
  • National Highways

Sister citiesEdit

Visitor attractionsEdit

 
View of Myoenji Mairi at Tokushige Shrine

FestivalsEdit

  • Myoenji Mairi
  • Ijuin Ume Marathon

Notable people from HiokiEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hioki City Statistics, Population data (as of May 1, 2010) Archived May 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine in Japanese
  2. ^ a b 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  3. ^ a b 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Hioki population statistics
  5. ^ Chan, Jade (5 September 2012). "MoU signing formalises ties between MPSJ and Japanese city". thestar.com.my. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  6. ^ "姉妹都市・友好都市|鹿児島県日置市".

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