Suttsu, Hokkaido

Suttsu (寿都町, Suttsu-chō) is a town located in Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

Suttsu

寿都町
Town
Suttsu Town hall
Suttsu Town hall
Flag of Suttsu
Flag
Official seal of Suttsu
Seal
Location of Suttsu in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Location of Suttsu in Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
Suttsu is located in Japan
Suttsu
Suttsu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°47′N 140°14′E / 42.783°N 140.233°E / 42.783; 140.233Coordinates: 42°47′N 140°14′E / 42.783°N 140.233°E / 42.783; 140.233
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)
DistrictSuttsu
Government
 • MayorHaruo Kataoka
Area
 • Total95.36 km2 (36.82 sq mi)
Population
 (September 30, 2016)
 • Total3,113
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address140-1 Toshimacho, Suttsu, Suttsu-gun, Hokkaido
048-0406
Websitewww.town.suttu.lg.jp
Symbols
BirdCommon gull
FlowerRosa rugosa
TreeCherry blossom

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 3,113, and a density of 33 persons per km². The total area is 95.36 km².

GeographyEdit

The town of Suttsu faces the Suttsu Bay, a bay of the Sea of Japan. Shubetsu River flows in the middle of the town and divides the town into east and west.

Neighboring towns and villageEdit

ClimateEdit

Suttsu has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) with warm summers and cold winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but the months from March to June are somewhat drier.

Climate data for Suttsu(elevation 33.4 m (110 ft))
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.2
(54.0)
11.2
(52.2)
17.5
(63.5)
27.7
(81.9)
29.0
(84.2)
31.3
(88.3)
33.0
(91.4)
34.0
(93.2)
31.1
(88.0)
25.9
(78.6)
20.6
(69.1)
15.1
(59.2)
34.0
(93.2)
Average high °C (°F) −0.3
(31.5)
0.1
(32.2)
3.5
(38.3)
10.0
(50.0)
15.1
(59.2)
18.8
(65.8)
22.3
(72.1)
24.5
(76.1)
21.3
(70.3)
15.4
(59.7)
8.3
(46.9)
2.2
(36.0)
11.8
(53.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.4
(27.7)
−2.1
(28.2)
1.0
(33.8)
6.4
(43.5)
11.0
(51.8)
14.9
(58.8)
18.9
(66.0)
21.1
(70.0)
17.8
(64.0)
11.9
(53.4)
5.3
(41.5)
−0.1
(31.8)
8.6
(47.5)
Average low °C (°F) −4.9
(23.2)
−4.6
(23.7)
−1.8
(28.8)
2.8
(37.0)
7.3
(45.1)
11.8
(53.2)
16.4
(61.5)
18.4
(65.1)
14.3
(57.7)
8.2
(46.8)
2.1
(35.8)
−2.7
(27.1)
5.6
(42.1)
Record low °C (°F) −15.7
(3.7)
−15.0
(5.0)
−11.4
(11.5)
−7.7
(18.1)
−1.4
(29.5)
2.7
(36.9)
7.1
(44.8)
10.8
(51.4)
4.8
(40.6)
−3.6
(25.5)
−9.0
(15.8)
−15.0
(5.0)
−15.7
(3.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 112.1
(4.41)
78.0
(3.07)
58.9
(2.32)
57.0
(2.24)
68.4
(2.69)
51.9
(2.04)
88.4
(3.48)
125.7
(4.95)
137.7
(5.42)
136.2
(5.36)
142.3
(5.60)
120.6
(4.75)
1,177.1
(46.34)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 169
(67)
134
(53)
79
(31)
6
(2.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
33
(13)
121
(48)
546
(215)
Average relative humidity (%) 70 69 67 69 74 82 85 84 78 71 68 69 74
Mean monthly sunshine hours 29.7 46.6 112.6 170.7 192.5 181.4 155.9 162.8 156.6 127.7 55.4 29.4 1,420.7
Source 1: Japan Meteorological Agency (1981 - 2010)[1]
Source 2: Japan Meteorological Agency (1884 - )[2]

HistoryEdit

  • 1897: Suttsu Subprefecture was established.[3]
  • 1900: Suttsu Town was founded and became a First Class Town.
  • 1902: Isoya Village (Isoya District) was founded and became a Second Class Village.
  • 1906: Utasutsu Village (Utasutsu District) was founded and became a Second Class Village.
  • 1910: Suttsu Subprefecture was abolished and Shiribeshi Subprefecture was established in Kutchan.
  • 1923: Masadomari Village and Tarukishi Village became Second Class Villages.
  • 1933: Suttsu Town and Masadomari Village were merged to form the new town of Suttsu.
  • 1955: Suttsu Town, Isoya Village, Utasutsu Village, and a part of Tarukishi Village were merged to form the new town of Suttsu.

IndustryEdit

The main industry of Suttsu is fishery. The town developed by the fishery of herring.[4] Because of a decrease of fishery resources, Suttsu focuses on an aquaculture business now.[5]

EducationEdit

  • High school
    • Hokkaido Suttsu High School[6]
  • Junior high school
    • Suttsu Junior High School
  • Elementary school
    • Suttsu Elementary School
    • Oshoro Elementary School

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 寿都 年・月ごとの平年値 (in Japanese). Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 7 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ 寿都 観測史上1~10位の値 (in Japanese). Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 7 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Outline of Suttsu Archived 2015-05-10 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Fishery of Suttsu
  5. ^ Aquaculture of Suttsu
  6. ^ Hokkaido Suttsu High School

External linksEdit