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Tajimi (多治見市, Tajimi-shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. As of 1 January 2019, the city had an estimated population of 111,029 in 46,580 households,[1] and a population density of 1200 persons per km2. The total area of the city was 117.01 square kilometres (45.18 sq mi). The city is famous for its production of Mino ware ceramics, especially in the Oribe and Seto styles.

Tajimi

多治見市
Tajimi City Hall
Tajimi City Hall
Flag of Tajimi
Flag
Official seal of Tajimi
Seal
Location of Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture
Tajimi is located in Japan
Tajimi
Tajimi
 
Coordinates: 35°19′58″N 137°07′53.6″E / 35.33278°N 137.131556°E / 35.33278; 137.131556Coordinates: 35°19′58″N 137°07′53.6″E / 35.33278°N 137.131556°E / 35.33278; 137.131556
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
PrefectureGifu
Government
 • MayorMasanori Furukawa (since April 2007)
Area
 • Total91.25 km2 (35.23 sq mi)
Population
 (January 1, 2019)
 • Total111,029
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
- TreeGinkgo biloba, Magnolia stellata
- FlowerAzalea, Platycodon grandiflorus
Phone number0572-22-1111
Address2-15 Hinode-machi, Tajimi-shi, Gifu-ken 507-8703
WebsiteOfficial website
Panorama of Tajimi

GeographyEdit

Tajimi is located on the southern border of Gifu Prefecture with Aichi Prefecture. The Kiso River and the Shōnai River flow through the city.

ClimateEdit

The city has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Tajimi is 15.2 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1855 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 34.1 °C, and lowest in January, at around -2.3 °C.[2] Tajimi set the record for Japan's highest recorded daytime temperature of 40.9˚ Celsiusi on August 16, 2007.[3]

Climate data for Tajimi, Gifu (1981~2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.2
(48.6)
10.5
(50.9)
14.4
(57.9)
20.5
(68.9)
24.9
(76.8)
28.1
(82.6)
31.7
(89.1)
34.1
(93.4)
29.4
(84.9)
23.5
(74.3)
17.5
(63.5)
11.9
(53.4)
21.3
(70.4)
Average low °C (°F) −2.3
(27.9)
−1.9
(28.6)
1.3
(34.3)
6.8
(44.2)
12.0
(53.6)
17.3
(63.1)
21.5
(70.7)
22.6
(72.7)
18.9
(66.0)
11.6
(52.9)
5.2
(41.4)
−0.1
(31.8)
9.4
(48.9)
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[4]

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[5] the population of Tajimi has increased rapidly over the past 40 years.

Census Year Population
1970 76,846
1980 87,812
1990 106,213
2000 115,740
2010 112,595

HistoryEdit

The area around Tajimi was part of traditional Mino Province. During the Edo period, much of the area was tenryō territory under the direct control of Tokugawa shogunate. In the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reforms, Toki District in Gifu Prefecture was created, and the town of Tajimi was established on July 1, 1889 by the creation of the modern municipalities system. Tajimi annexed the town of Toyota from neighbouring Kani District in 1934, and was raised to city status on August 1, 1940.

Tajimi subsequently annexed the villages of Koizimi and Ikeda from Kani District in 1944, and the villages of Ichinokura and Kasahara from Toki District in 1951. On January 23, 2006 the town of Kasahara (from Toki District) was merged into Tajimi.[6]

GovernmentEdit

Tajimi has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 24 members.

EconomyEdit

Tajimi is traditionally known for ceramics, mostly ceramic tiles and tableware, although due to increasing competitive pressures, especially from imported sources, only a few producers remain within the city limits, and economic activity in ceramics is increasingly orientated towards trade and wholesaling.

EducationEdit

Tajimi has 13 public elementary schools and eight public middle schools operated by the city government and one private combined middle/high school. The city has three public high schools operated by the Gifu Prefectural Board of Education. The Nagoya Institute of Technology has a campus in Tajimi.

TransportationEdit

Sister City relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • Eihō-ji, a Zen monastery
  • Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
  • Mino International Ceramics Festival (every three years)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tajima city official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Tajimi climate data
  3. ^ Gifu Prefecture sees highest temperature ever recorded in Japan - 40.9 Archived 2016-08-18 at the Wayback Machine - Japan News Review
  4. ^ "平年値(年・月ごとの値)". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  5. ^ Tajimi population statistics
  6. ^ 多治見市と笠原町 合併の歩み. Tajimi official website (in Japanese). Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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