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Kumamoto
熊本
Designatit ceety
熊本市 · Kumamoto Ceety
Frae tap left:Central Kumamoto view frae Kumamoto Castle, Kumamoto Castle, Kumamoto Ceety Tramway, Fujisaki hachimangu shrine, Suizenji jojuen

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Location of Kumamoto in Kumamoto Prefectur
Kumamoto is located in Japan
Kumamoto
Kumamoto
 
Coordinates: 32°47′N 130°44′E / 32.783°N 130.733°E / 32.783; 130.733Coordinates: 32°47′N 130°44′E / 32.783°N 130.733°E / 32.783; 130.733
Kintra Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefectur Kumamoto Prefectur
Government
 • Mayor Seishi Kōyama
Population (March 1, 2010)
 • Total 731,286
 • Density 1,880/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ginkgo
- Flouer Camellia
- Bird Great Tit
Phone number 096-328-2111
Address 1-1 Tetorisai-machi, Chūō-ku, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto-ken
860-8601
Website www.city.kumamoto.kumamoto.jp

Kumamoto (熊本市 Kumamoto-shi?) is the caipital ceety o Kumamoto Prefectur on the island o Kyushu, Japan. Greater Kumamoto (熊本都市圏) haes a population o 1,460,000, as o the 2000 census. It is nae considered pairt o the Fukuoka–Kitakyushu metropolitan aurie, despite their shared border. The ceety wis designatit on Aprile 1, 2012 bi govrenment ordinance.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Katō Kiyomasa, a contemporary o Toyotomi Hideyoshi, wis made daimyo o hauf o the (auld) admeenistrative region o Higo in 1588. Efter that, Kiyomasa built Kumamoto Castle. Due tae its mony innovative defensive designs, Kumamoto Castle wis considered impregnable, an Kiyomasa enjoyed a reputation as ane o the finest castle-builders in Japanese history. Efter Kiyomasa died in 1611, his son, Tadahiro, succeedit him, but Tadahiro wis removed bi Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1632, replacin him wi the Hosokawa clan.

The current admeenistrative body o the Ceety o Kumamoto wis foondit on Aprile 1, 1889.

On Februar 1, 1991 the touns o Akita, Kawachi, Tenmei an Hokubu, aw frae Hōtaku Destrict, wur merged intae Kumamoto.

On October 6, 2008 the toun o Tomiai, frae Shimomashiki Destrict, wis merged intae Kumamoto.

On Mairch 23, 2010 the toun o Jōnan, also frae Shimomashiki Destrict; an the toun o Ueki, frae Kamoto Destrict, wur merged intae Kumamoto.[1]

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kumamoto haes a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) wi het simmers an cuil winters. Precipitation is signeeficant throughoot the year, but is much hivier aroond the simmer, especially the months o Juin an Julie.

Climate data for Kumamoto, Kumamoto (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record heich °C (°F) 22.5
(72.5)
26.4
(79.5)
27.4
(81.3)
35.5
(95.9)
34.4
(93.9)
36.1
(97.0)
38.8
(101.8)
37.7
(99.9)
37.0
(98.6)
33.7
(92.7)
28.9
(84.0)
24.6
(76.3)
38.8
(101.8)
Average heich °C (°F) 10.5
(50.9)
12.1
(53.8)
15.7
(60.3)
21.3
(70.3)
25.6
(78.1)
28.2
(82.8)
31.7
(89.1)
33.2
(91.8)
29.9
(85.8)
24.6
(76.3)
18.5
(65.3)
13.0
(55.4)
22.0
(71.6)
Average laich °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
2.3
(36.1)
5.6
(42.1)
10.3
(50.5)
15.2
(59.4)
19.8
(67.6)
24.0
(75.2)
24.4
(75.9)
20.8
(69.4)
14.2
(57.6)
8.3
(46.9)
3.1
(37.6)
12.5
(54.5)
Record laich °C (°F) −9.2
(15.4)
−9.2
(15.4)
−6.9
(19.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
1.3
(34.3)
7.1
(44.8)
14.3
(57.7)
15.3
(59.5)
6.7
(44.1)
0.5
(32.9)
−3.8
(25.2)
−7.9
(17.8)
−9.2
(15.4)
Rainfall mm (inches) 60.1
(2.366)
83.3
(3.28)
137.9
(5.429)
145.9
(5.744)
195.5
(7.697)
404.9
(15.941)
400.8
(15.78)
173.5
(6.831)
170.4
(6.709)
79.4
(3.126)
80.6
(3.173)
53.6
(2.11)
1,985.9
(78.185)
humidity 70 67 67 66 68 75 77 73 72 69 72 71 71
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.5 mm) 8.6 9.0 12.4 10.9 11.1 14.4 13.5 10.7 10.6 6.9 7.9 8.2 124.2
Mean monthly sunshine hours 132.6 139.5 158.5 181.4 187.2 141.0 184.5 211.0 175.9 189.7 153.0 147.5 2,001.8
Source no. 1: Japan Meteorological Agency[2]
Source no. 2: Japan Meteorological Agency (records)[3]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kumamoto Ceety is twinned wi the followin ceeties.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "都道府県別市町村変更情報:福岡." kokudo.or.jp. Retrieved on November 22, 2008. (Japanese)
  2. "平年値(年・月ごとの値)". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  3. "観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値)". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  4. "Twinning". City of Heidelberg. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  5. City of San Antonio International Relations Office. Retrieved 12 October 2011

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