Semboku, Akita

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Semboku
仙北市
City
Semboku City Hall
Semboku City Hall
Flag of Semboku
Flag
Official seal of Semboku
Seal
Location of Semboku in Akita Prefecture
Location of Semboku in Akita Prefecture
Semboku is located in Japan
Semboku
Semboku
 
Coordinates: 39°42′06″N 140°43′53.4″E / 39.70167°N 140.731500°E / 39.70167; 140.731500Coordinates: 39°42′06″N 140°43′53.4″E / 39.70167°N 140.731500°E / 39.70167; 140.731500
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Akita Prefecture
Area
 • Total 1,093.64 km2 (422.26 sq mi)
Population (June 2013)
 • Total 85,269
 • Density 98.4/km2 (255/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 0187-43-1111
Address 30 Miyanoshiro, Obonai, Tazawako, Semboku-shi, Akita-ken 014-1201
Website Official website

Semboku (仙北市 Semboku-shi?) is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2013, the city has an estimated population of 28,345 and a population density of 25.9 persons per km². The total area is 1,093.64 square kilometres (422 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Semboku is located in the mountains of central Akita Prefecture, bordering on Iwate Prefecture and the Ou Mountains on the east. Part of the city is within the borders of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Semboku has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.

History[edit]

The area of present-day Semboku was part of ancient Dewa Province. During the Edo period, the area came under the control of the Satake clan, who had been relocated to Kubota Domain from their former holdings in Hitachi Province. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Semboku District, Akita Prefecture in 1878.

The modern city of Semboku was established on March 22, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Kakunodate and Tazawako, and the village of Nishiki (all from Semboku District).

Economy[edit]

The economy of Semboku is based on agriculture, forestry and seasonal tourism.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Semboku is twinned with:

Noted people from Semboku[edit]

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