Sumoto, Hyōgo

Sumoto (洲本市, Sumoto-shi) is a city located on Awaji Island, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on February 11, 1940. As of April 30, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 45,090 and a population density of 250 persons per km².[1] The total area is 182.47 km². On February 11, 2006, the town of Goshiki (from Tsuna District) was merged into Sumoto. Sumoto City is famous for Awaji onions, Naruto oranges and Kobe Beef.

Sumoto
洲本市
Sumoto city view from Sumoto Castle Awaji Island Japan01n.jpg
Flag of Sumoto
Official seal of Sumoto
Location of Sumoto in Hyōgo Prefecture
Location of Sumoto in Hyōgo Prefecture
Sumoto is located in Japan
Sumoto
Sumoto
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°21′N 134°54′E / 34.350°N 134.900°E / 34.350; 134.900Coordinates: 34°21′N 134°54′E / 34.350°N 134.900°E / 34.350; 134.900
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureHyōgo Prefecture
Government
 • MayorMichihiro Takeuchi
Area
 • Total182.47 km2 (70.45 sq mi)
Population
 (April 30, 2017)
 • Total45,090
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address3-4-10 Honmachi, Sumoto-shi, Hyōgo-ken
656-8686
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.city.sumoto.hyogo.jp
Symbols
BirdPlover
FishJapanese Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus niphonius)
FlowerNarcissus and Rapeseed
TreePine

EducationEdit

SchoolsEdit

There are many elementary schools: Sumoto first, Sumoto second, Sumoto third, Ono, Kamo, Yura, Nakagawara, Aiga, Tsushi, Torikai, Sakai, Hiroishi, and Aihara.

There are five public junior high schools: Seiun, Suhama, Yura, Aiga, and Goshiki.

There are three high schools: Sumoto, Sumoto Jitsugyou, and Yanagi Gakuen.

Notable placesEdit

Bicycle rental schemeEdit

Jointly with Awaji and Minami Awaji, the city operates a low-cost electric bike rental scheme, designed to attract visitors to stay for more than one day in order to explore the island.[3]

ClimateEdit

Sumoto has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and cool winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is somewhat lower in the winter.

Climate data for Sumoto, Hyōgo (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1919−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19.5
(67.1)
22.2
(72.0)
24.4
(75.9)
28.3
(82.9)
32.2
(90.0)
33.6
(92.5)
37.1
(98.8)
38.0
(100.4)
36.2
(97.2)
30.1
(86.2)
26.0
(78.8)
21.8
(71.2)
38.0
(100.4)
Average high °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
9.2
(48.6)
12.7
(54.9)
18.2
(64.8)
22.7
(72.9)
25.5
(77.9)
29.4
(84.9)
31.0
(87.8)
27.0
(80.6)
21.5
(70.7)
16.2
(61.2)
11.1
(52.0)
19.4
(66.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.4
(41.7)
5.6
(42.1)
8.6
(47.5)
13.7
(56.7)
18.3
(64.9)
21.7
(71.1)
25.6
(78.1)
26.9
(80.4)
23.5
(74.3)
18.3
(64.9)
13.1
(55.6)
8.0
(46.4)
15.7
(60.3)
Average low °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
2.5
(36.5)
5.0
(41.0)
9.8
(49.6)
14.6
(58.3)
18.8
(65.8)
23.0
(73.4)
24.1
(75.4)
20.8
(69.4)
15.6
(60.1)
10.2
(50.4)
5.2
(41.4)
12.7
(54.9)
Record low °C (°F) −5.2
(22.6)
−6.1
(21.0)
−4.0
(24.8)
0.1
(32.2)
5.5
(41.9)
9.5
(49.1)
15.5
(59.9)
16.9
(62.4)
12.1
(53.8)
5.8
(42.4)
0.7
(33.3)
−3.0
(26.6)
−6.1
(21.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 48.2
(1.90)
67.1
(2.64)
109.0
(4.29)
117.5
(4.63)
145.0
(5.71)
198.2
(7.80)
182.2
(7.17)
117.0
(4.61)
223.6
(8.80)
185.6
(7.31)
91.5
(3.60)
75.1
(2.96)
1,559.9
(61.41)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 1
(0.4)
1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(0.8)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.5 mm) 7.5 7.8 10.7 10.5 10.4 12.7 10.8 7.3 10.9 9.8 7.7 7.9 114.1
Average snowy days (≥ 1 cm) 0.3 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.8
Average relative humidity (%) 68 68 68 69 72 80 82 78 78 75 72 69 73
Mean monthly sunshine hours 138.9 146.4 183.1 201.4 208.9 158.5 197.1 232.1 165.7 163.8 139.9 133.9 2,069.8
Source: JMA[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Sumoto City" (in Japanese). Japan: Sumoto City. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  2. ^ "続日本100名城" (in Japanese). 日本城郭協会. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Rental bicycles eyed to boost tourism". Yomiuri Shimbun. Japan. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
  4. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved February 28, 2022.
  5. ^ 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved February 28, 2022.

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