Kameyama, Mie

Kameyama (亀山市, Kameyama-shi) is a city located in northern Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 August 2021, the city had an estimated population of 49,457 in 21,745 households and a population density of 260 persons per km².[1] The total area of the city is 190.91 km2 (73.71 square miles).

Kameyama
亀山市
Kameyama City Hall
Kameyama City Hall
Flag of Kameyama
Official seal of Kameyama
Location of Kameyama in Mie Prefecture
Location of Kameyama in Mie Prefecture
Kameyama is located in Japan
Kameyama
Kameyama
 
Coordinates: 34°51′21″N 136°27′6″E / 34.85583°N 136.45167°E / 34.85583; 136.45167Coordinates: 34°51′21″N 136°27′6″E / 34.85583°N 136.45167°E / 34.85583; 136.45167
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureMie
Government
 • MayorYoshiyuki Sakurai (since February 2009)
Area
 • Total190.91 km2 (73.71 sq mi)
Population
 (August 2021)
 • Total49,457
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCryptomeria
- FlowerJapanese iris
Phone number0595-82-1111
Address577 Honmaru-cho, Kameyama-shi, Mie-ken 519-0195
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

Kameyama is located in the north-central part of Mie Prefecture. The Suzuka Mountains are in the northwestern part of the city, and the Nunobiki Mountains are in the southwestern part. More than half of the city's area is forest.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Mie Prefecture

Shiga Prefecture

ClimateEdit

Kameyama has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Kameyama is 13.8 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1931 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.4 °C, and lowest in January, at around 2.5 °C.[2]

Climate data for Kameyama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
9.1
(48.4)
12.7
(54.9)
18.6
(65.5)
22.8
(73.0)
25.9
(78.6)
29.8
(85.6)
31.3
(88.3)
27.4
(81.3)
21.9
(71.4)
16.5
(61.7)
11.3
(52.3)
19.7
(67.4)
Average low °C (°F) −0.1
(31.8)
0.1
(32.2)
2.8
(37.0)
7.9
(46.2)
12.6
(54.7)
17.3
(63.1)
21.6
(70.9)
22.6
(72.7)
18.9
(66.0)
12.4
(54.3)
6.6
(43.9)
2.0
(35.6)
10.4
(50.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 52.2
(2.06)
71.6
(2.82)
128.7
(5.07)
153.6
(6.05)
217.5
(8.56)
265.4
(10.45)
226.1
(8.90)
181.4
(7.14)
258.4
(10.17)
145.0
(5.71)
82.1
(3.23)
49.4
(1.94)
1,831.4
(72.1)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 7.7 8.8 11.6 9.9 11.4 12.9 12.6 10.2 12.2 10.0 7.1 7.4 121.8
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Kameyama has increased slowly over the past 50 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1960 39,148—    
1970 37,817−3.4%
1980 40,578+7.3%
1990 45,045+11.0%
2000 46,606+3.5%
2010 51,047+9.5%

HistoryEdit

Kameyama developed as the castle town of Kameyama Castle, which belonged to the Ise-Kameyama Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. In the early 17th century, the castle town was Kameyama-juku, the forty-sixth post station of Tōkaidō. Seki-juku and Sakashita-juku on the Tōkaidō, also fall within its borders. During the establishment of the modern municipalities system in the early Meiji period, Kamayama-juku was organized into the town of Kameyama within Suzuka District. It was elevated to city status on October 1, 1954.

On January 11, 2005, the town of Seki (also from Suzuka District) was merged into Kameyama.

GovernmentEdit

Kameyama has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 18 members. Kameyama contributes one member to the Mie Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Mie 2nd district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

EconomyEdit

Candles are a traditional product of the city. Sharp Corporation has been operating one of the world's largest LCD factories in the city since January 8, 2004.[citation needed]

EducationEdit

Kameyama has eleven public elementary schools and three public middle schools operated by the city government and one public high school operated by the Mie Prefectural Department of Education. There is also one private high school.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

  JR TōkaiKansai Main Line

  JR TōkaiKisei Main Line

  JR WestKansai Main Line

HighwayEdit

Local attractionsEdit

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Kameyama is twinned with:

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kameyama city official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. ^ Kameyama climate data
  3. ^ Kameyama population statistics

External linksEdit