Tōmi, Nagano

Tōmi
東御市
Tōmi City Hall
Tōmi City Hall
Flag of Tōmi
Official seal of Tōmi
Location of Tōmi in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Tōmi in Nagano Prefecture
Tōmi is located in Japan
Tōmi
Tōmi
 
Coordinates: 36°21′33.8″N 138°19′49.4″E / 36.359389°N 138.330389°E / 36.359389; 138.330389Coordinates: 36°21′33.8″N 138°19′49.4″E / 36.359389°N 138.330389°E / 36.359389; 138.330389
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
Area
 • Total112.37 km2 (43.39 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2019)
 • Total29,440
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Address281-2 Agata, Tōmi-shi, Nagano-ken 389-0592
ClimateDwb
WebsiteOfficial website
Symbols
FlowerAzalea
TreeBlack Walnut
Unno-juku in Tōmi

Tōmi (東御市, Tōmi-shi) is a city located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 June 2019, the city had an estimated population of 29,440 in 12,068 households,[1] and a population density of 262 persons per km². The total area of the city is 112.37 square kilometres (43.39 sq mi).

Geography

Tōmi is located in east-central Nagano Prefecture, at an elevation of between 500 and 1000 meters. The city is bordered by the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park to the north, and Mount Tateshina and Mount Yatsugatake to the south. The Chikuma River divides the city into two parts.

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

Due to its elevation, the city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold, very snowy winters (Köppen Dwb). The average annual temperature in Tōmi is 9.5 °C (49.1 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,013.2 mm (39.89 in) with July as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 21.8 °C (71.2 °F), and lowest in January, at around −2.6 °C (27.3 °F).[2]

Climate data for Tōmi (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1978−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.2
(57.6)
18.1
(64.6)
22.6
(72.7)
27.6
(81.7)
30.1
(86.2)
30.8
(87.4)
33.6
(92.5)
33.5
(92.3)
31.2
(88.2)
27.4
(81.3)
21.8
(71.2)
19.8
(67.6)
33.6
(92.5)
Average high °C (°F) 2.4
(36.3)
3.6
(38.5)
8.0
(46.4)
14.7
(58.5)
20.0
(68.0)
22.9
(73.2)
26.6
(79.9)
27.8
(82.0)
23.2
(73.8)
17.1
(62.8)
11.7
(53.1)
5.6
(42.1)
15.3
(59.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.6
(27.3)
−2.0
(28.4)
1.9
(35.4)
8.0
(46.4)
13.5
(56.3)
17.2
(63.0)
21.1
(70.0)
21.8
(71.2)
17.6
(63.7)
11.3
(52.3)
5.7
(42.3)
0.3
(32.5)
9.5
(49.1)
Average low °C (°F) −7.4
(18.7)
−7.1
(19.2)
−3.6
(25.5)
1.8
(35.2)
7.5
(45.5)
12.6
(54.7)
17.0
(62.6)
17.6
(63.7)
13.4
(56.1)
6.7
(44.1)
0.6
(33.1)
−4.4
(24.1)
4.6
(40.2)
Record low °C (°F) −14.3
(6.3)
−15.9
(3.4)
−13.2
(8.2)
−9.3
(15.3)
−3.3
(26.1)
2.4
(36.3)
8.3
(46.9)
6.8
(44.2)
2.2
(36.0)
−2.9
(26.8)
−8.7
(16.3)
−13.8
(7.2)
−15.9
(3.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.8
(1.25)
33.2
(1.31)
60.6
(2.39)
62.2
(2.45)
86.8
(3.42)
120.5
(4.74)
156.4
(6.16)
122.4
(4.82)
146.3
(5.76)
118.3
(4.66)
46.6
(1.83)
28.3
(1.11)
1,013.2
(39.89)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 5.7 6.0 8.1 8.3 9.2 11.7 13.7 11.0 10.3 8.9 6.2 5.8 104.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 179.4 184.7 203.6 209.0 217.6 157.3 168.2 193.1 149.5 164.7 174.0 180.1 2,181.1
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[3][2]

History

Tōmi is located in former Shinano Province and developed as a series of post stations on the Hokkoku Kaidō. The modern city of Tōmi was established on April 1, 2004, from the merger of the village of Kitamimaki (from Kitasaku District) and the town of Tōbu (from Chiisagata District).

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[4] the population of Tōmi has remained relatively steady over the past 70 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 25,605—    
1950 31,145+21.6%
1960 26,132−16.1%
1970 24,626−5.8%
1980 26,841+9.0%
1990 28,954+7.9%
2000 30,944+6.9%
2010 30,703−0.8%
2020 30,122−1.9%

Government

Tōmi has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 17 members.

Economy

Tōmi is a regional commercial center. Notable agricultural products include rice, walnuts and grapes. Nissin Kogyo, an automotive parts company specializing in the manufacture of braking systems for 2- and 4-wheeled vehicles, has its headquarters in the city.[5]

Education

Tōmi has four public elementary schools and one public middle school operated by the city government, and one public high school operated by the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education. Previously the city had a Brazilian school, Colégio Pitágoras-Brasil.[6] It moved to Minowa and changed its name to Nagano Nippaku Gakuen.[7]

Transportation

Railway

Highway

International relations

Local attractions

Notable people

References

  1. ^ Tōmi city official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ a b 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  3. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  4. ^ Tōmi population statistics
  5. ^ "Company Overview." Nissin Kogyo. Retrieved on March 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. February 7, 2008. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.
  7. ^ "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. Retrieved on October 13, 2015. "2. Nagano Nippaku Gakuen (antigo Colégio Pitágoras)(Minowa) Obs: Em processo de homologação, devido à alteração do nome e do mantenedor"
  8. ^ "Oral, Kazakhstan".

External links

  • Media related to Tōmi, Nagano at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website (in Japanese)
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