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Tsu
津市
Ceety
Tsu Ceety Haw
Tsu Ceety Haw

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Location o Tsu in Mie
Tsu is located in Japan
Tsu
Tsu
 
Coordinates: 34°43′N 136°30′E / 34.717°N 136.500°E / 34.717; 136.500
Kintra Japan
Region Kansai
Prefectur Mie
Government
 • -Mayor Yasuyuki Maeba (since May 2011)
Area
 • Tot 710.81 km2 (274.45 sq mi)
Population (September 2012)
 • Tot 298,980
 • Density 398/km2 (1,030/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flouer Azalea
-Bird Japanese Bush Warbler
Phone nummer 059-229-3110
Address 23-1 Nishi-Marunouchi, Tsu-shi, Mie-ken 514-8611
Website www.city.tsu.mie.jp%20
Tsu Castle from the air.

Tsu (津市 Tsu-shi?) is a ceety locatit in Mie Prefectur, Japan. It is the caipital o Mie Prefectur. As o September 2012, the ceety haed an estimatit population o 282,980 an a population density o 398 persons per km². The tot aurie wis 710.81 km².

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tsu is locatit in east-central Kii Peninsula, in central Mie Prefectur. It stretches the width o Mie Prefectur, an is bordered bi Ise Bay on the Paceefic Ocean tae the east, an Nara Prefectur tae the wast. Pairts o the ceety are within the leemits o the Murō-Akame-Aoyama Quasi-Naitional Pairk.

Neighborin municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tsu haes a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) wi het simmers an cuil winters. Precipitation is signeeficant throughoot the year, but is hiviest frae Mey tae September.

Climate data for Omu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
9.1
(48.4)
12.1
(53.8)
17.8
(64.0)
22.3
(72.1)
25.4
(77.7)
29.2
(84.6)
30.8
(87.4)
26.9
(80.4)
21.5
(70.7)
16.4
(61.5)
11.4
(52.5)
19.29
(66.73)
Daily mean °C (°F) 4.5
(40.1)
4.8
(40.6)
7.5
(45.5)
13.3
(55.9)
18.0
(64.4)
21.8
(71.2)
25.6
(78.1)
26.8
(80.2)
23.1
(73.6)
17.2
(63.0)
11.9
(53.4)
6.9
(44.4)
15.12
(59.21)
Average laich °C (°F) 0.6
(33.1)
0.9
(33.6)
3.2
(37.8)
9.0
(48.2)
13.9
(57.0)
18.4
(65.1)
22.6
(72.7)
23.5
(74.3)
19.8
(67.6)
13.2
(55.8)
7.6
(45.7)
2.6
(36.7)
11.28
(52.30)
Precipitation mm (inches) 45.3
(1.783)
60.6
(2.386)
103.9
(4.091)
149.0
(5.866)
162.2
(6.386)
236.4
(9.307)
218.6
(8.606)
175.7
(6.917)
237.7
(9.358)
145.3
(5.72)
80.3
(3.161)
39.7
(1.563)
1,654.7
(65.146)
Snawfall cm (inches) 2
(0.8)
2
(0.8)
1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
5
(2)
humidity 63 64 64 69 72 78 80 78 77 71 69 66 70.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 164.9 151.8 178.0 169.0 190.8 144.5 168.9 198.8 139.0 159.7 155.7 165.4 1,986.5
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tsu oreeginally developed as a port toun kent as Anotsu (安濃津?) in the Nara an Heian periods. The port wis destroyed bi a tsunami in the 1498 Meiō Nankaidō yirdquauk. The toun wis rebuilt as a castle toun an a post station bi the Sudo clan, daimyo o Tsu Domain unner the Tokugawa shogunate. Durin the Edo era, it acame a popular stoppin pynt for travelers tae Ise shrine, aboot 40 km tae the sootheast.

Followin the Meiji restoration, it acame the caipital o Mie Prefectur in 1871. Wi the establishment o municipalities on Aprile 1, 1889, Tsu wis ane o oreeginal 31 ceeties tae be proclaimed.

Durin Warld War II, Allied air raids on Julie 24 an Julie 28, 1945 destroyed maist o the ceety an killed 1239 fowk

On Januar 1, 2006, the neighborin ceety o Hisai, the touns o Anō, Geinō an Kawage, an the veelage o Misato, aw frae Age Destrict; an the touns o Hakusan, Ichishi an Karasu, an the veelage o Misugi frae Ichishi Destrict, wur merged intae Tsu. As a result o the merger, the ceety acame the seicont lairgest in Mie bi population behind Yokkaichi, an acame the lairgest in Mie bi aurie ahead o Matsusaka.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Imuraya, a confectionery company,[2] an ZTV, a cable televeesion operator, are heidquartered in Tsu.[3]

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Railway[eedit | eedit soorce]

Highway[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Local attractions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tsu is famous for its Tōjin Odori (唐人踊り?), a festival commemorating the arrival o the Joseon Tongsinsa delegation frae Korea durin the feudal period.[4] Thare are twa ither ceeties that celebrate Tōjin Odori: Suzuka ceety in Mie Prefectur an Ushimado-chō in Okayama Prefectur.[5]

The ruins o Tsu Castle hae been made intae a dountoun ceety pairk.

Notit fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Tsu Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  2. "Corporate profile." Imuraya Confectionery. March 30, 2008. Retrieved on January 11, 2010.
  3. Home page. ZTV. Retrieved on October 2, 2009.
  4. http://www.searchnavi.com/~hp/tojin/eng/ Toujin House
  5. http://www006.upp.so-net.ne.jp/asao/toujin.htm 唐人踊り (Tōjin Odori)

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