Nishiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi

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Nishiyatsushiro (西八代郡 Nishiyatsushiro-gun?) is a district located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

As of February 1, 2006, the district has an estimated population of 17,878 and a density of 238 persons per km². The total area is 75.07 km².

As of March 1, 2006, the district has only one town left.

History[edit]

Before the Massive mergers of Showa, the east shore of Fujigawa belonged to Nishiyatsushiro District, and the west shore belonged to Minamikoma District.

  • On February 11, 1955 when the town of Okawauchi merged with the town of Minobu from Minamikoma District and 3 towns to form the new "town of Minobu in Minamikoma District,"
  • On April 1, 1955 the village of Sakae merged with the village of Akatsukisawa from Minamikoma District to form the town of Nambu in Minamikoma District.
  • On September 30, 1956, parts of the village of Daido went to the town of Ajisawa in Minamikoma District.
  • On January 1, 1958, parts of the town of Ichikawadaimon were merged into the town of Ajisawa.
  • On April 1, 1958, parts of the town of Shimobe merged into the town of Nakatomi in Minamikoma District; Nishiyatsushiro District started to eat more areas by Minamikoma District.
  • On September 13, 2004, the town of Shimobe merged with the towns of Minobu (former) and Nakatomi, both from Minamikoma District, to form the town of Minobu, in Minamikoma District.
  • On October 1, 2005, the towns of Ichikawadaimon, Mitama and Rokugō merged to form the new town of Ichikawamisato.
  • On March 1, 2006:

The district used to have the area of the east shore of Fujikawa, but due to these mergers, the district is now merely the town of Ichikawamisato.

Coordinates: 35°32′28″N 138°30′40″E / 35.5412°N 138.511°E / 35.5412; 138.511