Kumano, Mie

Kumano (熊野市, Kumano-shi) is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

Kumano

熊野市
Shichirimihama Beach, Kumano
Shichirimihama Beach, Kumano
Flag of Kumano
Flag
Official logo of Kumano
Emblem
Location of Kumano in Mie Prefecture
Location of Kumano
Kumano is located in Japan
Kumano
Kumano
 
Coordinates: 33°53′19.1″N 136°6′0.8″E / 33.888639°N 136.100222°E / 33.888639; 136.100222Coordinates: 33°53′19.1″N 136°6′0.8″E / 33.888639°N 136.100222°E / 33.888639; 136.100222
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureMie
Government
 • MayorKanji Kawakami
Area
 • Total373.35 km2 (144.15 sq mi)
Population
 (August 2015)
 • Total17,727
 • Density47.5/km2 (123/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeCryptomeria
• FlowerSasayuri (Lilium japonicum)
• BirdJapanese bush-warbler
Phone number0597-89-4111
Address796 Idochō, Kumano-shi, Mie-ken 519-4392
Websitewww.city.kumano.mie.jp
Kumano City Hall

As of August 2015, the city had an estimated population of 17,727 and a population density of 47.4 persons per km2. The total area was 373.35 square kilometres (144.15 sq mi).

GeographyEdit

Kumano is located near the southern tip of the Kii Peninsula, in southern Mie Prefecture, facing the Pacific Ocean. Parts of the city are within the limits of the Yoshino-Kumano National Park.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The city of Kumano was established on November 3, 1954 by the merger of the town of Kinomoto with the surrounding villages of Isato, Kamikawa, Arii, Atashika, Arasaki and Tomari (all from Minamimuro District).

On November 15, 2005, the town of Kiwa (also from Minamimuro District) was also merged into Kumano.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Kumano is centered on commercial fishing, forestry and horticulture (oranges).

EducationEdit

Kumano has nine elementary schools, seven middle schools and one high school, along with one special education school.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

Local attractionsEdit

A portion of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located within Kumano.


ClimateEdit

Climate data for Kumano-Shingu (2002 - 2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
8.0
(46.4)
10.4
(50.7)
15.1
(59.2)
18.7
(65.7)
22.0
(71.6)
25.6
(78.1)
26.6
(79.9)
24.3
(75.7)
19.2
(66.6)
14.0
(57.2)
9.2
(48.6)
16.7
(62.0)
Average low °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
3.7
(38.7)
5.7
(42.3)
10.6
(51.1)
14.8
(58.6)
18.7
(65.7)
22.5
(72.5)
23.3
(73.9)
21.2
(70.2)
15.9
(60.6)
10.3
(50.5)
5.3
(41.5)
12.9
(55.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 108.6
(4.28)
114.1
(4.49)
231.1
(9.10)
241.8
(9.52)
295.4
(11.63)
308.6
(12.15)
352.9
(13.89)
298.3
(11.74)
404.2
(15.91)
330.2
(13.00)
183.4
(7.22)
113.7
(4.48)
2,982.3
(117.41)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 164.7 153.8 184.6 180.4 166.3 131.5 154.5 183.6 144.9 126.1 144.5 165.9 1,900.8
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)[1]

Sister city relationsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "気象庁|過去の気象データ検索". Retrieved 2014-12-26.
  2. ^ a b "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

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