Saiki, Ōita

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Saiki
佐伯市
Saiki City
Saiki City
Flag of Saiki
Official seal of Saiki
Location of Saiki in Ōita Prefecture
Location of Saiki in Ōita Prefecture
Saiki is located in Japan
Saiki
Saiki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°58′N 131°54′E / 32.967°N 131.900°E / 32.967; 131.900Coordinates: 32°58′N 131°54′E / 32.967°N 131.900°E / 32.967; 131.900
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureŌita Prefecture
Government
 • MayorYasuyoshi Nishijima
Area
 • Total903.44 km2 (348.82 sq mi)
Population
 (March 31, 2017)
 • Total73,546
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-1, Nakamura Minamimachi, Saiki-shi, Ōita-ken
876-8585
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.city.saiki.oita.jp
Symbols
BirdJapanese white-eye
FishSea: Aji
River: Ayu
FlowerYamazakura (Prunus jamasakura)
TreeOak

Saiki (佐伯市, Saiki-shi) is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 29, 1941.

On March 3, 2005, Saiki merged with the towns of Kamae, Kamiura, Tsurumi, Ume and Yayoi, and the villages Honjō, Naokawa and Yonōzu (all from Minamiamabe District) to create the new and expanded Saiki City. Minamiamabe District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

As of March 2017, the new city has an estimated population of 73,546 (former city, 2003: 49,183) and a population density of 81 persons per km2.[1] The total area is 903.44 km2, making it the largest city by area in Kyushu.

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Saiki has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and cool winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is somewhat lower in winter. The average annual temperature in Saiki is 16.7 °C (62.1 °F). The average annual rainfall is 2,118.9 mm (83.42 in) with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.3 °C (81.1 °F), and lowest in January, at around 6.7 °C (44.1 °F).[2] The highest temperature ever recorded in Saiki was 38.3 °C (100.9 °F) on 18 August 2020; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −10.5 °C (13.1 °F) on 11 February 1996.[3]

Climate data for Saiki (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1977−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 21.5
(70.7)
23.5
(74.3)
27.0
(80.6)
28.7
(83.7)
31.9
(89.4)
34.8
(94.6)
36.1
(97.0)
36.6
(97.9)
35.2
(95.4)
31.9
(89.4)
28.6
(83.5)
24.3
(75.7)
36.6
(97.9)
Average high °C (°F) 11.0
(51.8)
11.7
(53.1)
14.9
(58.8)
19.7
(67.5)
23.7
(74.7)
26.1
(79.0)
30.1
(86.2)
31.3
(88.3)
27.9
(82.2)
23.2
(73.8)
18.2
(64.8)
13.2
(55.8)
20.9
(69.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
7.5
(45.5)
10.5
(50.9)
15.1
(59.2)
19.3
(66.7)
22.4
(72.3)
26.3
(79.3)
27.3
(81.1)
24.1
(75.4)
19.1
(66.4)
13.9
(57.0)
8.7
(47.7)
16.7
(62.1)
Average low °C (°F) 2.5
(36.5)
3.2
(37.8)
6.1
(43.0)
10.4
(50.7)
15.0
(59.0)
19.2
(66.6)
23.2
(73.8)
24.0
(75.2)
20.9
(69.6)
15.3
(59.5)
9.7
(49.5)
4.5
(40.1)
12.8
(55.1)
Record low °C (°F) −5.0
(23.0)
−5.5
(22.1)
−3.5
(25.7)
1.3
(34.3)
5.1
(41.2)
11.5
(52.7)
15.6
(60.1)
17.0
(62.6)
13.0
(55.4)
5.4
(41.7)
0.7
(33.3)
−3.4
(25.9)
−5.5
(22.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 62.3
(2.45)
70.9
(2.79)
116.2
(4.57)
136.8
(5.39)
178.8
(7.04)
333.3
(13.12)
282.7
(11.13)
247.2
(9.73)
338.6
(13.33)
200.6
(7.90)
104.1
(4.10)
60.1
(2.37)
2,118.9
(83.42)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 5.3 7.2 9.6 9.8 10.1 14.5 12.1 11.0 11.3 7.5 7.0 5.2 110.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 156.0 149.6 170.5 186.8 191.9 134.4 191.4 207.9 159.3 170.0 152.3 156.1 2,026.2
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[3][2]
Climate data for Ume, Saiki (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1977−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 21.7
(71.1)
24.2
(75.6)
28.4
(83.1)
31.5
(88.7)
34.0
(93.2)
34.3
(93.7)
37.3
(99.1)
38.1
(100.6)
34.6
(94.3)
32.3
(90.1)
26.9
(80.4)
23.7
(74.7)
38.1
(100.6)
Average high °C (°F) 10.4
(50.7)
11.8
(53.2)
15.2
(59.4)
20.3
(68.5)
24.5
(76.1)
26.4
(79.5)
30.7
(87.3)
31.3
(88.3)
27.6
(81.7)
22.9
(73.2)
17.7
(63.9)
12.5
(54.5)
20.9
(69.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.9
(39.0)
5.0
(41.0)
8.3
(46.9)
13.2
(55.8)
17.7
(63.9)
21.2
(70.2)
25.2
(77.4)
25.6
(78.1)
22.1
(71.8)
16.5
(61.7)
10.9
(51.6)
5.6
(42.1)
14.6
(58.3)
Average low °C (°F) −1.7
(28.9)
−0.9
(30.4)
2.1
(35.8)
6.6
(43.9)
11.8
(53.2)
17.2
(63.0)
21.4
(70.5)
21.9
(71.4)
18.1
(64.6)
11.5
(52.7)
5.3
(41.5)
0.0
(32.0)
9.4
(49.0)
Record low °C (°F) −10.5
(13.1)
−10.5
(13.1)
−8.9
(16.0)
−4.8
(23.4)
−1.0
(30.2)
6.1
(43.0)
11.5
(52.7)
13.4
(56.1)
4.2
(39.6)
−0.2
(31.6)
−4.4
(24.1)
−9.4
(15.1)
−10.5
(13.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 55.4
(2.18)
69.6
(2.74)
121.9
(4.80)
142.0
(5.59)
186.7
(7.35)
368.9
(14.52)
327.2
(12.88)
347.9
(13.70)
420.1
(16.54)
198.0
(7.80)
85.6
(3.37)
58.6
(2.31)
2,404.6
(94.67)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 5.2 7.4 10.0 9.8 10.3 14.9 12.5 13.2 12.6 8.0 6.7 5.4 116
Mean monthly sunshine hours 162.1 153.0 170.1 182.0 177.2 106.8 158.3 172.2 128.8 159.1 148.2 159.0 1,873.4
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[4][5]
Climate data for Kamae, Saiki (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1977−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.7
(69.3)
22.1
(71.8)
28.3
(82.9)
27.9
(82.2)
30.6
(87.1)
32.9
(91.2)
37.6
(99.7)
38.3
(100.9)
34.0
(93.2)
30.6
(87.1)
26.3
(79.3)
22.4
(72.3)
38.3
(100.9)
Average high °C (°F) 11.8
(53.2)
12.8
(55.0)
15.7
(60.3)
20.1
(68.2)
23.8
(74.8)
25.8
(78.4)
29.3
(84.7)
30.9
(87.6)
28.5
(83.3)
24.1
(75.4)
19.0
(66.2)
14.0
(57.2)
21.3
(70.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.9
(46.2)
8.6
(47.5)
11.6
(52.9)
15.9
(60.6)
19.7
(67.5)
22.4
(72.3)
25.8
(78.4)
27.2
(81.0)
24.8
(76.6)
20.2
(68.4)
15.1
(59.2)
10.0
(50.0)
17.4
(63.4)
Average low °C (°F) 4.3
(39.7)
4.9
(40.8)
7.6
(45.7)
11.9
(53.4)
16.0
(60.8)
19.6
(67.3)
23.2
(73.8)
24.5
(76.1)
21.9
(71.4)
17.1
(62.8)
11.7
(53.1)
6.4
(43.5)
14.1
(57.4)
Record low °C (°F) −5.7
(21.7)
−4.7
(23.5)
−3.4
(25.9)
2.0
(35.6)
7.4
(45.3)
11.8
(53.2)
16.4
(61.5)
17.9
(64.2)
12.4
(54.3)
5.5
(41.9)
2.0
(35.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
−5.7
(21.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 68.0
(2.68)
75.4
(2.97)
143.8
(5.66)
187.5
(7.38)
244.2
(9.61)
398.6
(15.69)
255.7
(10.07)
230.9
(9.09)
336.7
(13.26)
190.0
(7.48)
127.3
(5.01)
74.5
(2.93)
2,334.9
(91.93)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 5.4 6.6 9.5 9.5 10.2 15.1 11.7 11.1 11.7 7.6 6.5 5.1 110
Mean monthly sunshine hours 183.2 171.0 185.5 192.4 182.4 117.1 171.5 198.9 168.0 182.7 167.3 180.4 2,110.5
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[6][7]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data, the population of Saiki in 2020 is 66,851 people.[8] Saiki has been conducting censuses since 1920.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 83,016—    
1925 85,352+2.8%
1930 87,810+2.9%
1935 91,816+4.6%
1940 91,168−0.7%
1945 110,387+21.1%
1950 115,123+4.3%
YearPop.±%
1955 118,236+2.7%
1960 114,262−3.4%
1965 105,046−8.1%
1970 96,667−8.0%
1975 96,317−0.4%
1980 96,534+0.2%
1985 95,907−0.6%
YearPop.±%
1990 91,217−4.9%
1995 88,116−3.4%
2000 84,449−4.2%
2005 80,297−4.9%
2010 76,959−4.2%
2015 72,211−6.2%
2020 66,851−7.4%
Saiki population statistics[8]

Sport[edit]

During the 2002 World Cup, Saiki was the base camp for the Tunisia national football team.

Sister city[edit]

In the sister city program, Saiki is twinned with the Australian port city Gladstone, Queensland, as well as a sister city with Handan, China.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Saiki city" (in Japanese). Japan: Saiki City. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved April 27, 2022.
  3. ^ a b 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved April 27, 2022.
  4. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
  5. ^ 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
  6. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved April 27, 2022.
  7. ^ 気象庁 / 平年値(年・月ごとの値). JMA. Retrieved April 27, 2022.
  8. ^ a b Saiki population statistics
  9. ^ "Home". hd.gov.cn.

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