Nagato, Yamaguchi

Nagato (長門市, Nagato-shi) is a city in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 31, 1954. As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 34,882 and a population density of 97 persons per km². The total area is 357.92 km².

Nagato
長門市
Nagato city hall
Nagato city hall
Flag of Nagato
Official seal of Nagato
Location of Nagato in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Location of Nagato in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Nagato is located in Japan
Nagato
Nagato
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°22′20″N 131°11′00″E / 34.37222°N 131.18333°E / 34.37222; 131.18333Coordinates: 34°22′20″N 131°11′00″E / 34.37222°N 131.18333°E / 34.37222; 131.18333
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
PrefectureYamaguchi Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKurao Ōnishi
Area
 • Total357.92 km2 (138.19 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total34,882
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.city.nagato.yamaguchi.jp
Symbols
FlowerSakura and Azalea
TreeSakura and Azalea
Omijima Island

Nagato consists of five smaller towns that were absorbed over the past several years. The towns are Fukawa, Senzaki, Yuya, Heki and Misumi (all from Ōtsu District). Nagato also encompasses Omijima Island and the township of Kayoi.

The nearby Omijima Island has many pebbled beaches and scuba diving on one of its northern beaches. The island is reached by a large road bridge which connects the Senzaki Peninsula with the southern edge of the island.

There are many onsen on the southern edge of the town in Yumoto with hot springs.

HistoryEdit

In the Tokugawa era, the area was under the jurisdiction of the Chōshū domain.

In the 2017 Japanese general election, 76.25% of Nagato's proportional ballots were cast for either one of the two parties in the conservative ruling coalition (the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito) or one of the two minor LDP-allied conservative parties (Party for Japanese Kokor) and New Party Daichi), making it the most conservative city in the country for that election under this definition, and the second most conservative municipality overall behind Himeshima, Ōita.[1]

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

Nagato has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and cool winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is much higher in summer than in winter. The average annual temperature in Nagato is 15.9 °C (60.6 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,790.8 mm (70.50 in) with July as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.1 °C (80.8 °F), and lowest in January, at around 5.8 °C (42.4 °F).[2] The highest temperature ever recorded in Nagato was 36.7 °C (98.1 °F) on 14 August 2018; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −6.1 °C (21.0 °F) on 26 February 1981.[3]

Climate data for Yuya, Nagato (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1977−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.6
(65.5)
23.2
(73.8)
25.5
(77.9)
29.5
(85.1)
30.7
(87.3)
33.4
(92.1)
35.7
(96.3)
36.7
(98.1)
35.2
(95.4)
31.9
(89.4)
27.0
(80.6)
23.9
(75.0)
36.7
(98.1)
Average high °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
10.5
(50.9)
13.8
(56.8)
18.7
(65.7)
23.2
(73.8)
26.0
(78.8)
29.9
(85.8)
31.3
(88.3)
27.4
(81.3)
22.6
(72.7)
17.4
(63.3)
12.0
(53.6)
20.2
(68.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.8
(42.4)
6.4
(43.5)
9.3
(48.7)
13.9
(57.0)
18.4
(65.1)
21.9
(71.4)
26.1
(79.0)
27.1
(80.8)
23.1
(73.6)
17.8
(64.0)
12.8
(55.0)
8.0
(46.4)
15.9
(60.6)
Average low °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
2.0
(35.6)
4.4
(39.9)
8.7
(47.7)
13.6
(56.5)
18.3
(64.9)
22.9
(73.2)
23.7
(74.7)
19.5
(67.1)
13.2
(55.8)
8.1
(46.6)
3.8
(38.8)
11.7
(53.0)
Record low °C (°F) −5.2
(22.6)
−6.1
(21.0)
−3.6
(25.5)
−1.1
(30.0)
3.1
(37.6)
7.9
(46.2)
13.7
(56.7)
15.9
(60.6)
7.0
(44.6)
2.8
(37.0)
−0.4
(31.3)
−3.5
(25.7)
−6.1
(21.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 97.8
(3.85)
86.8
(3.42)
137.7
(5.42)
130.4
(5.13)
146.2
(5.76)
222.5
(8.76)
279.7
(11.01)
198.3
(7.81)
202.0
(7.95)
106.5
(4.19)
99.4
(3.91)
83.5
(3.29)
1,790.8
(70.50)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11.3 10.6 11.4 10.2 9.2 11.5 11.4 9.0 10.7 8.0 10.0 10.4 123.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 83.5 101.0 151.2 182.0 204.1 137.3 164.1 197.4 143.5 156.9 116.6 86.3 1,723.8
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[2][3]

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data, the population of Nagato in 2020 is 32,519 people.[4] Nagato has been conducting censuses since 1920.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 49,511—    
1925 50,249+1.5%
1930 50,855+1.2%
1935 50,753−0.2%
1940 50,776+0.0%
1945 64,030+26.1%
1950 64,281+0.4%
YearPop.±%
1955 66,112+2.8%
1960 62,866−4.9%
1965 57,669−8.3%
1970 53,247−7.7%
1975 51,421−3.4%
1980 50,892−1.0%
1985 50,259−1.2%
YearPop.±%
1990 47,656−5.2%
1995 45,565−4.4%
2000 43,473−4.6%
2005 41,127−5.4%
2010 38,317−6.8%
2015 35,439−7.5%
2020 32,519−8.2%
Nagato population statistics[4]

TransportationEdit

RailwaysEdit

Famous peopleEdit

EconomyEdit

Fujimitsu Corporation, a manufacturer of fish surimi products, is headquartered in the city.[5]

Recent annexionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "平成29年10月22日執行 衆議院議員総選挙 市区町村別得票数". Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  3. ^ a b 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Nagato population statistics
  5. ^ "Corporate Information". Fujimitsu Corporation. Retrieved December 6, 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nagato, Yamaguchi at Wikimedia Commons