Iwamizawa

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Iwamizawa (岩見沢市, Iwamizawa-shi) is a city in Sorachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital of Sorachi Subprefecture.

Iwamizawa
岩見沢市
Panorama view of downtown Iwamizawa urban area
Panorama view of downtown Iwamizawa urban area
Flag of Iwamizawa
Official seal of Iwamizawa
Location of Iwamizawa in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Location of Iwamizawa in Hokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Iwamizawa is located in Japan
Iwamizawa
Iwamizawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°12′N 141°47′E / 43.200°N 141.783°E / 43.200; 141.783Coordinates: 43°12′N 141°47′E / 43.200°N 141.783°E / 43.200; 141.783
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Sorachi Subprefecture)
Government
 • MayorSatoru Matsuno
Area
 • Total481.10 km2 (185.75 sq mi)
Population
 (September 30, 2016)
 • Total84,127
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-1-1, Hatogaoka, Iwamizawa-shi, Hokkaido
068-8686
ClimateDfb
Websitewww.city.iwamizawa.hokkaido.jp
Symbols
BirdPigeon
FlowerRose
TreeKobushi Magnolia

As of September 30, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 84,127 and the density of 170 persons per km².[1] The total area is 481.10 km2 (186 sq mi).

On March 27, 2006, the town of Kurisawa, and the village of Kita (both from Sorachi District, Sorachi Subprefecture) merged into Iwamizawa.[2]

HistoryEdit

The name of "Iwamizawa" is derived from Japanese word "Yuamisawa" (浴澤).Yuami () and sawa () means "Bathing" and "A swamp".[3]

Iwamizawa was developed as a hub of land transportation around Iwamizawa Station.[2]

  • 1906 - Iwamizawa village became Iwamizawa town.
  • 1943 - Iwamizawa town became Iwamizawa city.
  • 2006 - Kurisawa town and Kita village were merged into Iwamizawa city.

ClimateEdit

Iwamizawa 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 October.

Climate data for Iwamizawa, Hokkaido (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1946−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.7
(47.7)
10.3
(50.5)
16.3
(61.3)
26.8
(80.2)
33.1
(91.6)
33.6
(92.5)
35.5
(95.9)
35.1
(95.2)
32.7
(90.9)
25.9
(78.6)
20.2
(68.4)
13.7
(56.7)
35.5
(95.9)
Average high °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
−0.9
(30.4)
3.5
(38.3)
11.2
(52.2)
17.7
(63.9)
21.7
(71.1)
25.1
(77.2)
26.1
(79.0)
22.4
(72.3)
15.7
(60.3)
7.6
(45.7)
0.5
(32.9)
12.4
(54.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.3
(22.5)
−4.6
(23.7)
−0.4
(31.3)
6.1
(43.0)
12.1
(53.8)
16.3
(61.3)
20.2
(68.4)
21.3
(70.3)
17.4
(63.3)
10.8
(51.4)
3.9
(39.0)
−2.6
(27.3)
7.9
(46.2)
Average low °C (°F) −9.2
(15.4)
−8.9
(16.0)
−4.5
(23.9)
1.3
(34.3)
7.1
(44.8)
12.0
(53.6)
16.6
(61.9)
17.6
(63.7)
12.9
(55.2)
6.2
(43.2)
0.2
(32.4)
−6.0
(21.2)
3.8
(38.8)
Record low °C (°F) −24.3
(−11.7)
−23.0
(−9.4)
−22.0
(−7.6)
−10.9
(12.4)
−3.6
(25.5)
2.5
(36.5)
5.2
(41.4)
6.9
(44.4)
−1.0
(30.2)
−4.0
(24.8)
−14.6
(5.7)
−22.6
(−8.7)
−24.3
(−11.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 199.4
(7.85)
85.5
(3.37)
59.4
(2.34)
52.7
(2.07)
83.9
(3.30)
69.5
(2.74)
111.5
(4.39)
161.1
(6.34)
142.2
(5.60)
110.4
(4.35)
118.8
(4.68)
144.5
(5.69)
1,248.5
(49.15)
Average extreme snow depth mm (inches) 187
(7.4)
137
(5.4)
72
(2.8)
8
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
70
(2.8)
200
(7.9)
664
(26.1)
Average rainy days 19.2 15.9 12.7 9.8 10.0 8.3 9.5 9.9 10.3 13.7 17.4 21.3 158
Average snowy days 21.7 19.5 15.9 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 8.6 21.6 90.7
Average relative humidity (%) 81 78 74 68 71 78 81 81 79 77 78 81 77
Mean monthly sunshine hours 90.2 111.3 161.9 176.6 196.5 173.6 156.2 158.8 161.9 138.5 84.7 69.0 1,679.1
Percent possible sunshine 33 40 46 46 46 27 42 40 36 42 21 13 37
Source 1: Japan Meteorological Agency[4][5]
Source 2: MSN Weather[6]

TransportationEdit

RailEdit

In the past, Horonai Line and Manji Line ran from Iwamizawa.

RoadEdit

EducationEdit

UniversitiesEdit

High schoolsEdit

  • Hokkaido Iwamizawa Higashi High School
  • Hokkaido Iwamizawa Nishi High School
  • Hokkaido Iwamizawa Agricultural High School
  • Hokkaido Iwamizawa Ryokuryo High School

Sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Iwamizawa City" (in Japanese). Japan: Iwamizawa City. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b The history of Iwamizawa
  3. ^ The origin of the name
  4. ^ "IWAMIZAWA WMO Station ID:47413 Lat 43o12.7'N Lon 141o47.1'E". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved August 28, 2021.
  5. ^ "Extremes". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved August 28, 2021.
  6. ^ "Iwamizawa City, Japan". MSN. Retrieved August 28, 2021.
  7. ^ "Pocatello, Idaho". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  8. ^ Fostering International Exchange in Iwamizawa

External linksEdit