Tateyama, Chiba

Tateyama (館山市, Tateyama-shi) is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 June 2019, the city had an estimated population of 45,432, and a population density of 413 persons per km². The total area is 110.05 square kilometres (42.49 sq mi).

Tateyama

館山市
Cape Sunosaki and Tateyama City
Cape Sunosaki and Tateyama City
Flag of Tateyama
Flag
Official seal of Tateyama
Seal
Location of Tateyama in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Tateyama in Chiba Prefecture
Tateyama is located in Japan
Tateyama
Tateyama
 
Coordinates: 34°59′47.7″N 139°52′11.9″E / 34.996583°N 139.869972°E / 34.996583; 139.869972Coordinates: 34°59′47.7″N 139°52′11.9″E / 34.996583°N 139.869972°E / 34.996583; 139.869972
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureChiba Prefecture
Area
 • Total110.05 km2 (42.49 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2019)[2]
 • Total45,432
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCamellia
Phone number0470-22-3111
Address1145-1 Hōjō, Tateyama-shi, Chiba-ken 294-8601
Websitehttp://www.city.tateyama.chiba.jp/
Tateyama City Hall

GeographyEdit

Tateyama is located at the far southern tip of the Bōsō Peninsula, facing the Pacific Ocean to the east and south, and the entrance to Tokyo Bay on the west.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Chiba Prefecture

ClimateEdit

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

Climate data for Tateyama, Chiba
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 10.9
(51.6)
10.9
(51.6)
13.4
(56.1)
18.2
(64.8)
22.1
(71.8)
24.5
(76.1)
27.9
(82.2)
30.0
(86.0)
26.9
(80.4)
22.1
(71.8)
17.7
(63.9)
13.4
(56.1)
19.8
(67.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.0
(42.8)
6.4
(43.5)
8.8
(47.8)
13.9
(57.0)
17.9
(64.2)
20.9
(69.6)
24.3
(75.7)
25.9
(78.6)
22.9
(73.2)
17.5
(63.5)
13.0
(55.4)
8.2
(46.8)
15.5
(59.8)
Average low °C (°F) 0.6
(33.1)
1.3
(34.3)
3.7
(38.7)
9.2
(48.6)
13.6
(56.5)
17.7
(63.9)
21.3
(70.3)
22.6
(72.7)
19.5
(67.1)
13.2
(55.8)
8.1
(46.6)
2.6
(36.7)
11.1
(52.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 83.2
(3.28)
99.5
(3.92)
158.3
(6.23)
150.8
(5.94)
144.9
(5.70)
215.5
(8.48)
135.4
(5.33)
143.3
(5.64)
216.8
(8.54)
218.3
(8.59)
144.9
(5.70)
72.8
(2.87)
1,783.7
(70.22)
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 relative humidity (%) 61 63 66 73 76 82 83 80 80 76 72 66 73
Mean monthly sunshine hours 164.9 139.2 156.8 164.4 187.6 134.6 175.4 218.8 145.1 135.0 138.6 168.6 1,929
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [3]

HistoryEdit

The area of present-day Tateyama was part of ancient Awa Province, dominated by the Satomi clan during the Sengoku period, who ruled from Tateyama Castle. After the Edo period, most of the territory was part of the feudal domain of Tateyama Domain (館山藩, Tateyama-han). After the start of the Meiji period, Tateyama Town (in Awa District), Chiba Prefecture was proclaimed on April 1, 1889. It annexed neighboring Toyosu Village on April 1, 1914, and merged with Hōjō Town to form Tateyamahōjō Town on April 18, 1933.

The city of Tateyama was proclaimed on November 3, 1939, with the merger of Tateyamahōjō with Nago and Funagata towns. The city was a base for the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service until the end of World War II. Tateyama expanded on May 3, 1954 by annexing six surrounding villages.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Tateyama is based on commercial fishing, horticulture and summer tourism. The population of Tateyama surges during much of the summer. Tateyama is a popular destination for vacationing in the summer due to its proximity to Tokyo and its reputation as a "beach" or "surf town". There are numerous resort and holiday hotels dotting the coastline. Every August, tens of thousands of people gather on Hōjō Beach for the annual fireworks display.

EducationEdit

Tateyama has 10 elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools. The city also has four special education schools.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

AirportEdit

Sister city relationsEdit

Local attractionsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

In popular cultureEdit

The popular television drama Beach Boys, which originally aired on Japanese television in the summer of 1997, although with a plot set in the Shōnan region, was filmed largely in Tateyama.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "館山市基本データ" (in Japanese). Tateyama City. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  2. ^ "令和元年度(平成31年度)月別人口" (in Japanese). Tateyama City. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  3. ^ "Tateyama Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  4. ^ Bellingham Sister Cities Association,
  5. ^ "Port Stephens sister cities". www.portstephens.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  6. ^ "Port Stephens Sister Cities". Port Stephens Council. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 13 July 2007.
  7. ^ Tateyama Municipal Museum main building, Tateyama Castle Archived 2011-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ 渚の駅・たてやま:展望デッキや体験施設、完成 /千葉 Archived 2012-07-29 at Archive.today(in Japanese)
  9. ^ Rekishi Kyōikusha Kyōgikai, ed. (2007). 石碑と銅像で読む近代日本の戦争 [Reading Japan's Modern Wars by Stone Memorials and Bronze Statues] (in Japanese). Tōkyō: Kōbunken. p. 31. ISBN 9784874983959. LCCN 2008409077. OCLC 212863804.

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