Iizuka

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Iizuka

飯塚市
Offeecial seal o Iizuka
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Location of Iizuka in Fukuoka Prefectur
Location of Iizuka in Fukuoka Prefectur
Coordinates: 33°39′N 130°41′E / 33.650°N 130.683°E / 33.650; 130.683Coordinates: 33°39′N 130°41′E / 33.650°N 130.683°E / 33.650; 130.683
KintraJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefecturFukuoka Prefectur
Govrenment
 • MayorMorichika Saitō
Area
 • Total214.13 km2 (82.68 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2008)
 • Tot132,208
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCamphor Laurel
 • FlouerCosmos
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Staundart Time)
City Hall Address5-5 Shintateiwa, Iizuka-shi, Fukuoka-ken
820-8501
WabsteidIizuka City

Iizuka (飯塚市, Iizuka-shi) is a ceety locatit at the confluence o the Honami an Onga rivers in central Fukuoka Prefectur, Japan. The ceety wis foondit on 20 Januar 1932.

Iizuka wis a important post-station on the Nagasaki Kaidō durin the Edo Era. As Japan industrialisit, Iizuka became the centre o the maist productive coal fields in Japan locatit throuoot the surroondin Chikuho destrict. Efter the end o Warld War II thare wis a lairge influx o fowk intae the ceety as it wis ane o the few auries that affered a lairge nummer o jobs in the coal mines an relatit fields.

Syne the coal mines closed, Iizuka Ceety has suffered frae a consistently declinin population base. Housomeivver, its proximity tae baith Fukuoka Ceety an Kitakyushu Ceety cushioned the effect o the coal industry shutdoun an kept the local economy frae goin intae freefall. Nou Iizuka haes a strang licht industrial base an is a centre for education an a rapidly expandin IT economy.

As o 2008, the ceety haes an estimatit population o 132,208 an a population density o 617 bodies per km². The total aurie is 214.13 km².

On 26 Mairch 2006, Iizuka absorbit the touns o Chikuho, Honami, Kaita an Shōnai (aw frae Kaho Destrict) tae create the new an expandit ceety o Iizuka.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Iizuka haes a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate clessification Cfa) wi hot simmers an ceul winters. Precipitation is significant throuoot the year, but is hintle heicher in simmer than in winter.

Climate data for Iizuka, Fukuoka
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 8.9
(48.0)
9.8
(49.6)
13.9
(57.0)
19.6
(67.3)
23.9
(75.0)
26.7
(80.1)
30.5
(86.9)
31.7
(89.1)
27.8
(82.0)
22.7
(72.9)
17.2
(63.0)
11.7
(53.1)
20.4
(68.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 4.4
(39.9)
5.1
(41.2)
8.4
(47.1)
13.8
(56.8)
18.2
(64.8)
21.8
(71.2)
26.2
(79.2)
26.8
(80.2)
22.7
(72.9)
16.7
(62.1)
11.5
(52.7)
6.7
(44.1)
15.2
(59.4)
Average law °C (°F) 0.4
(32.7)
1.0
(33.8)
3.3
(37.9)
8.6
(47.5)
13.0
(55.4)
17.8
(64.0)
22.9
(73.2)
23.1
(73.6)
18.8
(65.8)
11.7
(53.1)
6.5
(43.7)
2.1
(35.8)
10.8
(51.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 80.7
(3.18)
83.6
(3.29)
113.3
(4.46)
143.7
(5.66)
162.2
(6.39)
292.9
(11.53)
307.6
(12.11)
165.2
(6.50)
184.8
(7.28)
96.1
(3.78)
78.3
(3.08)
58.9
(2.32)
1,767.3
(69.58)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 15
(5.9)
10
(3.9)
2
(0.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
4
(1.6)
31
(12.2)
Average relative humidity (%) 71 72 71 72 73 79 80 79 80 77 76 73 75
Mean monthly sunshine oors 97.0 105.7 155.5 165.2 186.7 145.7 172.9 201.4 153.0 170.1 130.3 107.2 1,790.7
Source: NOAA (1961-1990)[1]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Iizuka Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 6, 2013.

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