Setana, Hokkaido

Setana (せたな町, Setana-chō) is a town located in Hiyama Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

Setana
せたな町
Town
Setana Town hall
Setana Town hall
Flag of Setana
Official seal of Setana
Location of Setana in Hokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
Location of Setana in Hokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
Setana is located in Japan
Setana
Setana
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°27′N 139°51′E / 42.450°N 139.850°E / 42.450; 139.850Coordinates: 42°27′N 139°51′E / 42.450°N 139.850°E / 42.450; 139.850
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Hiyama Subprefecture)
DistrictKudō
Government
 • MayorSadamitsu Takahashi
Area
 • Total638.67 km2 (246.59 sq mi)
Population
 (September 30, 2016)
 • Total8,501
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address63-1, Tokushima, Kitahiyama-ku, Setana-chō, Kudō-gun, Hokkaidō
049-4512
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Websitewww.town.setana.lg.jp

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 8,501, and a density of 13 persons per km². The total area is 638.67 km².

GeographyEdit

Setana is located on the northern Hiyama Subprefecture and faces the Sea of Japan. The Shiribeshi-Toshibetsu River flows through the center of the town.

The sole off-shore wind farm in Japan is at Setana,[1] however, it only has two turbines.[2]

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Setana, Hokkaido (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1976−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.3
(48.7)
11.1
(52.0)
16.0
(60.8)
23.5
(74.3)
27.1
(80.8)
31.7
(89.1)
31.6
(88.9)
32.8
(91.0)
31.8
(89.2)
24.7
(76.5)
19.6
(67.3)
14.0
(57.2)
32.8
(91.0)
Average high °C (°F) 0.6
(33.1)
1.2
(34.2)
4.8
(40.6)
10.4
(50.7)
15.1
(59.2)
19.0
(66.2)
23.0
(73.4)
25.1
(77.2)
22.4
(72.3)
16.4
(61.5)
9.5
(49.1)
3.0
(37.4)
12.5
(54.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
−1.4
(29.5)
1.7
(35.1)
6.5
(43.7)
11.1
(52.0)
15.3
(59.5)
19.5
(67.1)
21.4
(70.5)
18.2
(64.8)
12.4
(54.3)
6.1
(43.0)
0.3
(32.5)
9.1
(48.4)
Average low °C (°F) −4.7
(23.5)
−4.4
(24.1)
−1.6
(29.1)
2.4
(36.3)
7.2
(45.0)
12.0
(53.6)
16.8
(62.2)
18.2
(64.8)
13.9
(57.0)
7.9
(46.2)
2.5
(36.5)
−2.5
(27.5)
5.6
(42.2)
Record low °C (°F) −16.2
(2.8)
−15.3
(4.5)
−11.6
(11.1)
−5.0
(23.0)
−1.5
(29.3)
2.3
(36.1)
6.9
(44.4)
9.1
(48.4)
3.0
(37.4)
−1.1
(30.0)
−6.5
(20.3)
−12.0
(10.4)
−16.2
(2.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 53.7
(2.11)
48.3
(1.90)
51.1
(2.01)
68.8
(2.71)
94.9
(3.74)
67.3
(2.65)
116.3
(4.58)
145.5
(5.73)
145.4
(5.72)
104.6
(4.12)
99.1
(3.90)
72.0
(2.83)
1,070.7
(42.15)
Average rainy days 13.9 11.6 10.8 9.8 10.0 7.7 9.4 9.6 11.1 13.0 14.3 14.0 135.2
Mean monthly sunshine hours 26.4 47.6 122.7 177.4 192.7 167.6 147.4 172.3 173.2 136.0 66.1 29.8 1,459.3
Source 1: JMA[3]
Source 2: JMA[4]

HistoryEdit

On September 1, 2005, Setana (瀬棚町) absorbed the town of Kitahiyama, and the town of Taisei, to become the new and expanded town of Setana (せたな町).

  • 1902; Setana Village (Setana District) and Kudo Village (Kudo District) became Second Class Villages.
  • 1906: Higashisetana Village (Setana District) and Futoro Village (Futoro District) became Second Class Villages.
  • 1921: Setana Village became Setana Town.
  • 1923: Kaitorima Village (Kudo District) was founded.
  • 1953: Higashisetana Village became Higashisetana Town.
  • 1955:
    • Higashisetana Town and Futoro Village were merged to form the new town of Kitahiyama (Setana District).
    • Kudo Village and Kaitorima Village were merged to form the new village of Taisei (Kudo District).
  • 1966: Taisei Village became Taisei Town.
  • 1987: Setana Line was abolished.
  • 2005: Setana Town, Kitahiyama Town, and Taisei Town were merged to form the new town of Setana (Kudo District).

Sister CityEdit

  •   Hanford, California, United States
    • The Hanford-Setana Sister City Program is symbolized by the "Bridging of Waters" seal which promotes extending international friendship. Each city participates by sending a delegate committee overseas each year. The group usually consists of prominent city citizens and a group of local high school students. Setana High School sends their entire upper class as delegates. The Setana group travels to Hanford in the winter while the Hanford group travels to Setana in the summer.

EducationEdit

  • High schools
    • Hokkaido Hiyamakita High School[5]

Notable people from SetanaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Offshore wind farms planned," Japan Times, May 9, 2010; retrieved 13 Dec 2010.
  2. ^ Kawasaki Heay Industries page on Setana installation, accessed 11 February 2011
  3. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  4. ^ 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  5. ^ Hokkaido Hiyamakita High School

External linksEdit