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Tamano
玉野市
Crossing in Tamano City
Crossing in Tamano City
Flag of Tamano
Official seal of Tamano
Location of Tamano in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Tamano in Okayama Prefecture
Tamano is located in Japan
Tamano
Tamano
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°29′19″N 133°56′55″E / 34.48861°N 133.94861°E / 34.48861; 133.94861Coordinates: 34°29′19″N 133°56′55″E / 34.48861°N 133.94861°E / 34.48861; 133.94861
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
PrefectureOkayama Prefecture
Government
 • MayorSusumu Kuroda (since October 2005)
Area
 • Total103.61 km2 (40.00 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total60,101
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall addressUno 1-27-1, Tamano City, Okayama Prefecture (岡山県玉野市宇野1丁目27番1号)
706-8510
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.city.tamano.lg.jp//
Symbols
FishSabastes (Mebaru in Japanese)
FlowerAzalea
TreeQuercus

Tamano (玉野市, Tamano-shi) is a city located in southern Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The city was officially founded on August 3, 1940. As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 60,101 and a population density of 580 persons per km². The total area is 103.61 km².

The JR Uno Line connects it to Okayama. Before the Great Seto Bridge was opened, there was a train ferry between Uno Port in Tamano and Takamatsu on Shikoku. Then, Tamano was the major entrance to Shikoku. Today there still exist many ferry lines between Uno port and Takamatsu, and also the islands of Shōdoshima and Naoshima.

Its major industry is ship construction and metal refining, another important industry being fishing. One of the largest shipbuilding yards in Japan, operated by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, is located in Tamano.

Geography

Climate

Tamano has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Tamano is 16.1 °C (61.0 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,038.5 mm (40.89 in) with July as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 28.1 °C (82.6 °F), and lowest in January, at around 5.5 °C (41.9 °F).[1] The highest temperature ever recorded in Tamano was 38.2 °C (100.8 °F) on 19 August 1995; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −6.4 °C (20.5 °F) on 26 February 1981.[2]

Climate data for Tamano (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1976−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.2
(63.0)
19.8
(67.6)
22.7
(72.9)
29.0
(84.2)
32.3
(90.1)
34.1
(93.4)
37.1
(98.8)
38.2
(100.8)
37.1
(98.8)
31.5
(88.7)
25.2
(77.4)
20.9
(69.6)
38.2
(100.8)
Average high °C (°F) 9.2
(48.6)
9.7
(49.5)
13.0
(55.4)
18.1
(64.6)
22.9
(73.2)
26.0
(78.8)
30.3
(86.5)
32.1
(89.8)
28.6
(83.5)
23.1
(73.6)
17.2
(63.0)
11.7
(53.1)
20.2
(68.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.5
(41.9)
5.8
(42.4)
8.8
(47.8)
13.7
(56.7)
18.5
(65.3)
22.2
(72.0)
26.3
(79.3)
28.1
(82.6)
24.7
(76.5)
19.0
(66.2)
13.1
(55.6)
7.9
(46.2)
16.1
(61.0)
Average low °C (°F) 2.0
(35.6)
2.0
(35.6)
4.6
(40.3)
9.5
(49.1)
14.6
(58.3)
19.2
(66.6)
23.5
(74.3)
25.2
(77.4)
21.4
(70.5)
15.3
(59.5)
9.2
(48.6)
4.3
(39.7)
12.6
(54.6)
Record low °C (°F) −4.0
(24.8)
−6.4
(20.5)
−5.1
(22.8)
0.1
(32.2)
5.7
(42.3)
10.4
(50.7)
17.5
(63.5)
18.3
(64.9)
11.6
(52.9)
5.8
(42.4)
1.7
(35.1)
−3.5
(25.7)
−6.4
(20.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 35.5
(1.40)
42.9
(1.69)
77.9
(3.07)
78.7
(3.10)
103.1
(4.06)
146.2
(5.76)
152.5
(6.00)
78.3
(3.08)
137.4
(5.41)
97.4
(3.83)
48.4
(1.91)
40.3
(1.59)
1,038.5
(40.89)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 5.4 6.5 9.1 9.0 8.8 10.7 9.1 5.6 8.5 7.3 5.9 5.8 91.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 158.5 152.4 182.3 202.1 212.7 166.2 203.6 237.8 171.1 179.1 161.6 159.8 2,187.1
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[2][1]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, the population of Tamano in 2020 is 56,531 people.[3] Tamano has been conducting censuses since 1920.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 35,355—    
1925 32,647−7.7%
1930 36,382+11.4%
1935 40,717+11.9%
1940 51,879+27.4%
1945 62,237+20.0%
1950 65,625+5.4%
YearPop.±%
1955 68,076+3.7%
1960 70,933+4.2%
1965 71,419+0.7%
1970 73,478+2.9%
1975 78,516+6.9%
1980 77,803−0.9%
1985 76,954−1.1%
YearPop.±%
1990 73,238−4.8%
1995 71,330−2.6%
2000 69,567−2.5%
2005 67,047−3.6%
2010 64,553−3.7%
2015 60,736−5.9%
2020 56,531−6.9%
Tamano population statistics[3]

Sister Cities

Tamano has three international sister cities. They are:

Notable people from Tamano

References

  1. ^ a b 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved May 5, 2022.
  2. ^ a b 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved May 5, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Tamano population statistics