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TAJIMI (多治見市, Tajimi-shi) is a city located in Gifu Prefecture , Japan
Japan
. The city was founded on August 1, 1940.

As of April 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 112,165, with 40,413 households and a population density of 1200 persons per km². The total area is 91.24 km².

Tajimi
Tajimi
is located in the Tono region of Gifu
Gifu
Prefecture, on the Toki River. Tajimi
Tajimi
is well known for ceramics, especially Oribe and Seto styles. In addition to biannual pottery fairs, the city hosts the Mino International Ceramics Festival every three years.

Tajimi
Tajimi
is also home to Eihō-ji , which belongs to the Nanzenji faction of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism. Eihoji is located on Kokeizan, in the northern section of the city. Tajimi
Tajimi
is also home to a Catholic monastery belonging to the Society of the Divine Word. The monastery is famous for its wine.

Tajimi
Tajimi
has had a strong sister-city relationship with Terre Haute , Indiana, USA since the 1960s.

The hottest temperature ever measured in Japan
Japan
- 40.9˚ Celsius - was recorded in Tajimi
Tajimi
on August 16, 2007.

CONTENTS

* 1 Geography

* 1.1 Climate

* 2 Merger * 3 Sister Cities, Friendship Cities

* 4 Educational institutions

* 4.1 High schools

* 5 Transportation

* 5.1 Railways * 5.2 Highways

* 6 Famous Places, Historic Sites, Scenic Spots * 7 References * 8 External links

GEOGRAPHY

CLIMATE

Tajimi
Tajimi
falls under the humid subtropical climate classification with very hot, humid summers and relatively cold winters. During the summer, Tajimi
Tajimi
is one of the hottest cities within mainland Japan
Japan
with an average daytime high during of just over 34.1˚ Celsius during the peak of the summer. Tajimi
Tajimi
set the record for Japan's highest recorded daytime temperature of 40.9˚ Celsius, which happened in Tajimi
Tajimi
on August 16, 2007. Contrarily, Tajimi
Tajimi
experiences relatively cold winters with frequent frosts and occasional snow throughout the winter.

CLIMATE DATA FOR TAJIMI, GIFU (1981~2010)

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 9.2 (48.6) 10.5 (50.9) 14.4 (57.9) 20.5 (68.9) 24.9 (76.8) 28.1 (82.6) 31.7 (89.1) 34.1 (93.4) 29.4 (84.9) 23.5 (74.3) 17.5 (63.5) 11.9 (53.4) 21.31 (70.36)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) −2.3 (27.9) −1.9 (28.6) 1.3 (34.3) 6.8 (44.2) 12.0 (53.6) 17.3 (63.1) 21.5 (70.7) 22.6 (72.7) 18.9 (66) 11.6 (52.9) 5.2 (41.4) −0.1 (31.8) 9.41 (48.93)

Source: Japan
Japan
Meteorological Agency

MERGER

* On January 23, 2006 the town of Kasahara (from Toki District ) was merged into Tajimi.

SISTER CITIES, FRIENDSHIP CITIES

* Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
, United States
United States

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

HIGH SCHOOLS

* Tajimi
Tajimi
High School * Tajimi
Tajimi
Technical High School * Tajimi-kita High School * Tajimi-nishi High School

TRANSPORTATION

RAILWAYS

* Central Japan
Japan
Railway Company

* Chūō Main Line - Tajimi
Tajimi
, Kokokei * Taita Line
Taita Line
- Tajimi, Koizumi , Nemoto , Hime

HIGHWAYS

* Chūō Expressway
Chūō Expressway
- Tajimi
Tajimi
IC * National Route 19 * National Route 248

FAMOUS PLACES, HISTORIC SITES, SCENIC SPOTS

* Eihō-ji * Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu

REFERENCES

* ^ 岐阜県の人口・世帯数人口動態統計調査結果. GIFU PREFECTURAL WEBSITE (IN JAPANESE). GIFU PREFECTURE. RETRIEVED SEPTEMBER 11, 2011. * ^ Gifu Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture
sees highest temperature ever recorded in Japan - 40.9 - Japan
Japan
News Review * ^ "平年値(年・月ごとの値)". Japan
Japan
Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 2012-03-28. * ^ 多治見市と笠原町 合併の歩み. Tajimi
Tajimi
official website (in Japanese). Retrieved August 20, 2011.

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