Yamagata, Nagano

Yamagata
山形村
Yamagata Village Hall
Yamagata Village Hall
Flag of Yamagata
Official seal of Yamagata
Location of Yamagata in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Yamagata in Nagano Prefecture
Yamagata is located in Japan
Yamagata
Yamagata
 
Coordinates: 36°10′4.9″N 137°52′43.9″E / 36.168028°N 137.878861°E / 36.168028; 137.878861Coordinates: 36°10′4.9″N 137°52′43.9″E / 36.168028°N 137.878861°E / 36.168028; 137.878861
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
PrefectureNagano
DistrictHigashichikuma
Area
 • Total24.98 km2 (9.64 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2019)
 • Total8,726
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeTaxus cuspidata
• FlowerRhododendron indicum
Phone number0263-98-3111
Address2030-1, Yamagata-mura, Higashichikuma-gun, Nagano-ken 390-1392
WebsiteOfficial website
Nagano Kiyomizu-dera

Yamagata (山形村, Yamagata-mura) is a village located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 8,726 in 3071 households,[1] and a population density of 333 persons per km². The total area of the village is 24.98 square kilometres (9.64 sq mi).

Geography

Yamagata is located in the centre of Nagano Prefecture in the Matsumoto Basin at an altitude of approximately 700 meters. Mount Hachimori (2447 meters) is partially within the borders of the village.

Surrounding municipalities

Climate

The village has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa. The average annual temperature in Yamagata is 11.4 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1152 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 24.6 °C, and lowest in January, at around -1.0 °C.[2]

Demographics

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Yamagata has recently plateaued after several decades of growth.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 5,051—    
1950 6,337+25.5%
1960 5,567−12.2%
1970 4,991−10.3%
1980 5,578+11.8%
1990 6,513+16.8%
2000 7,706+18.3%
2010 8,424+9.3%
2020 8,400−0.3%

History

The area of present-day Yamagata was part of ancient Shinano Province. The area was part of the holdings of Matsumoto Domain during the Edo period. The village of Yamagata was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the modern municipalities system and has not changed its borders since that time.

Economy

The economy of the village is based on agriculture.

Education

Yamagata has one public elementary school and one public middle school shared with the neighboring village of Asahi. The village does not have a high school.

Transportation

Railway

The village does not have any passenger railway service.

Highway

The village is not located on any national highway.

Sister city relationship

References

  1. ^ Yamagata village official statistics(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Yamagata climate data
  3. ^ Yamagata population statistics

External links

  • Media related to Yamagata, Nagano at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official Website (in Japanese)


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