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Tōmi (東御市, Tōmi-shi) is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 June 2019, the city had an estimated population of 29,440 in 12068 households [1], and a population density of 262 persons per km². The total area of the city is 112.37 square kilometres (43.39 sq mi).

Tōmi

東御市
Tōmi City Hall
Tōmi City Hall
Flag of Tōmi
Flag
Official seal of Tōmi
Seal
Location of Tōmi in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Tōmi in Nagano Prefecture
Tōmi is located in Japan
Tōmi
Tōmi
 
Coordinates: 36°21′33.8″N 138°19′49.4″E / 36.359389°N 138.330389°E / 36.359389; 138.330389Coordinates: 36°21′33.8″N 138°19′49.4″E / 36.359389°N 138.330389°E / 36.359389; 138.330389
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
Area
 • Total112.37 km2 (43.39 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2019)
 • Total29,440
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeBlack Walnut
• FlowerAzalea
Address281-2 Agata, Tōmi-shi, Nagano-ken 389-0592
WebsiteOfficial website
Unno-juku in Tōmi

GeographyEdit

Tōmi is located in east-central Nagano Prefecture, at an elevation of between 500 and 1000 meters. The city is bordered by the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park to the north, and Mount Tateshina and Mount Yatsugatake to the south. The Chikuma River divides the city into two parts.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Tōmi has been growing slowly over the past 50 years, but it still below its level in 1950.

YearPop.±%
1940 25,605—    
1950 31,145+21.6%
1960 26,132−16.1%
1970 24,626−5.8%
1980 26,841+9.0%
1990 28,954+7.9%
2000 30,944+6.9%
2010 30,703−0.8%

ClimateEdit

Due to its elevation, the city has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold, very snowy winters (Köppen climate classification Dfb. The average annual temperature in Tōmi is 11.3 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1078 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.6 °C, and lowest in January, at around -1.30 °C.[3]

Climate data for Tōmi (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.4
(36.3)
3.0
(37.4)
7.4
(45.3)
14.6
(58.3)
19.6
(67.3)
22.6
(72.7)
26.1
(79.0)
27.5
(81.5)
22.8
(73.0)
16.8
(62.2)
11.4
(52.5)
5.7
(42.3)
15.0
(59.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.6
(27.3)
−2.2
(28.0)
1.5
(34.7)
8.0
(46.4)
13.2
(55.8)
17.0
(62.6)
20.7
(69.3)
21.7
(71.1)
17.4
(63.3)
11.0
(51.8)
5.5
(41.9)
0.3
(32.5)
9.3
(48.7)
Average low °C (°F) −7.4
(18.7)
−7.3
(18.9)
−3.9
(25.0)
1.9
(35.4)
7.3
(45.1)
12.4
(54.3)
16.6
(61.9)
17.4
(63.3)
13.3
(55.9)
6.2
(43.2)
0.5
(32.9)
−4.4
(24.1)
4.4
(39.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 27.7
(1.09)
35.2
(1.39)
59.3
(2.33)
60.2
(2.37)
89.5
(3.52)
121.3
(4.78)
149.7
(5.89)
114.8
(4.52)
159.0
(6.26)
93.1
(3.67)
44.5
(1.75)
25.4
(1.00)
979.6
(38.57)
Source: 気象庁[4]

HistoryEdit

Tōmi is located in former Shinano Province and developed as a series of post stations on the Hokkoku Kaidō. The modern city of Tōmi was established on April 1, 2004, from the merger of the village of Kitamimaki (from Kitasaku District) and the town of Tōbu (from Chiisagata District).

GovernmentEdit

Tōmi has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 17 members.

EconomyEdit

Tōmi is a regional commercial center. Notable agricultural products include rice, walnuts and grapes. Nissin Kogyo, an automotive parts company specializing in the manufacture of braking systems for 2- and 4-wheeled vehicles, has its headquarters in the city.[5]

EducationEdit

Tōmi has four public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the city government, and one public high school operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education. Previously the city had a Brazilian school, Colégio Pitágoras-Brasil.[6] It moved to Minowa and changed its name to Nagano Nippaku Gakuen.[7]

TransportationEdit

International relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tōmi city official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Tōmi population statistics
  3. ^ Tōmi climate data
  4. ^ "東御 1981-2010年". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  5. ^ "Company Overview." Nissin Kogyo. Retrieved on March 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. February 7, 2008. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.
  7. ^ "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. Retrieved on October 13, 2015. "2. Nagano Nippaku Gakuen (antigo Colégio Pitágoras)(Minowa) Obs: Em processo de homologação, devido à alteração do nome e do mantenedor"
  8. ^ http://www.sister-cities.org/icrc/directory/usa/OR

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