Miyoshi, Hiroshima

Miyoshi (三次市, Miyoshi-shi) is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 31, 1954. As of May 2017, the city has an estimated population of 53,616 and a population density of 69 persons per km2.[1] The total area is 778 km2.

Miyoshi
三次市
Miyoshi City Hall
Miyoshi City Hall
Flag of Miyoshi
Official seal of Miyoshi
Location of Miyoshi in Hiroshima Prefecture
Location of Miyoshi in Hiroshima Prefecture
Miyoshi is located in Japan
Miyoshi
Miyoshi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°48′N 132°51′E / 34.800°N 132.850°E / 34.800; 132.850Coordinates: 34°48′N 132°51′E / 34.800°N 132.850°E / 34.800; 132.850
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
PrefectureHiroshima Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKazutoshi Masuda (since May 2011)
Area
 • Total778.19 km2 (300.46 sq mi)
Population
 (May 1, 2017)
 • Total53,616
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address2-8-1, Tōkaichi Naka, Miyoshi-shi, Hiroshima-ken
728-8501
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.city.miyoshi.hiroshima.jp
Symbols
BirdJapanese wagtail
FlowerSakura
TreeMaple

On April 1, 2004, Miyoshi absorbed the towns of Kisa, Mirasaka and Miwa, the villages of Funo, Kimita and Sakugi (all from Futami District), and the town of Kōnu (from Kōnu District) to create the new and expanded city of Miyoshi. Futami District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

Miyoshi has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) characterized by cool to mild winters and hot, humid summers. The average annual temperature in Miyoshi is 13.5 °C (56.3 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,467.0 mm (57.76 in) with July as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.9 °C (78.6 °F), and lowest in January, at around 1.9 °C (35.4 °F).[2] The highest temperature ever recorded in Miyoshi was 37.9 °C (100.2 °F) on 16 July 2018; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −12.5 °C (9.5 °F) on 27 February 1981.[3]

Climate data for Miyoshi (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1978−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.6
(61.9)
21.1
(70.0)
24.8
(76.6)
31.1
(88.0)
33.3
(91.9)
35.2
(95.4)
37.9
(100.2)
37.8
(100.0)
36.9
(98.4)
30.4
(86.7)
25.7
(78.3)
18.9
(66.0)
37.9
(100.2)
Average high °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
8.4
(47.1)
13.0
(55.4)
19.3
(66.7)
24.3
(75.7)
27.1
(80.8)
30.6
(87.1)
32.1
(89.8)
27.6
(81.7)
21.8
(71.2)
15.5
(59.9)
9.0
(48.2)
19.6
(67.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
2.8
(37.0)
6.3
(43.3)
11.9
(53.4)
17.1
(62.8)
21.2
(70.2)
25.1
(77.2)
25.9
(78.6)
21.6
(70.9)
15.1
(59.2)
9.0
(48.2)
3.9
(39.0)
13.5
(56.3)
Average low °C (°F) −1.4
(29.5)
−1.3
(29.7)
0.9
(33.6)
5.2
(41.4)
10.7
(51.3)
16.4
(61.5)
21.0
(69.8)
21.6
(70.9)
17.3
(63.1)
10.6
(51.1)
4.7
(40.5)
0.5
(32.9)
8.9
(47.9)
Record low °C (°F) −10.8
(12.6)
−12.5
(9.5)
−7.5
(18.5)
−3.6
(25.5)
0.2
(32.4)
7.2
(45.0)
10.7
(51.3)
13.2
(55.8)
5.7
(42.3)
0.5
(32.9)
−2.3
(27.9)
−10.2
(13.6)
−12.5
(9.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 74.2
(2.92)
73.0
(2.87)
103.5
(4.07)
104.4
(4.11)
135.8
(5.35)
186.1
(7.33)
245.5
(9.67)
141.9
(5.59)
162.5
(6.40)
94.3
(3.71)
68.8
(2.71)
83.9
(3.30)
1,467
(57.76)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 13.0 11.4 11.9 9.6 9.6 11.9 12.2 9.8 9.6 7.5 8.7 12.7 127.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 85.7 105.7 149.0 177.6 198.9 146.7 158.8 187.6 140.6 134.4 105.5 82.0 1,675.1
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[2][3]

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data, the population of Miyoshi in 2020 is 50,681 people.[4] Miyoshi has been conducting censuses since 1950.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1950 93,411—    
1955 89,216−4.5%
1960 83,030−6.9%
1965 71,708−13.6%
1970 65,561−8.6%
1975 64,190−2.1%
1980 63,582−0.9%
1985 64,089+0.8%
1990 63,596−0.8%
1995 62,910−1.1%
2000 61,635−2.0%
2005 59,314−3.8%
2010 56,613−4.6%
2015 53,615−5.3%
2020 50,681−5.5%
Miyoshi population statistics[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Miyoshi City" (in Japanese). Japan: Miyoshi City. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  3. ^ a b 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Miyoshi population statistics

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