Ōishida

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Ōishida
大石田町
Town
Ōishida Town Hall
Flag of Ōishida
Flag
Official seal of Ōishida
Seal
Location of Ōishida in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Ōishida in Yamagata Prefecture
Ōishida is located in Japan
Ōishida
Ōishida
 
Coordinates: 38°35′37.8″N 140°22′21.6″E / 38.593833°N 140.372667°E / 38.593833; 140.372667Coordinates: 38°35′37.8″N 140°22′21.6″E / 38.593833°N 140.372667°E / 38.593833; 140.372667
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Kitamurayama
Area
 • Total 79.54 km2 (30.71 sq mi)
Population (October 2015)
 • Total 7,338
 • Density 92.3/km2 (239/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Katsura
- Flower Cherry blossom
Phone number 0237-35-2111
Address 1 Midori-cho, Ōishida-machi, Kitatagawa-gun, Yamagata-ken 999-4112
Website Official website

Ōishida (大石田町 Ōishida-machi?) is a town located in Kitamurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan.

As of October 2015, the town had an estimated population of 7,338 and a population density of 92.3 persons per km². The total area was 79.54 square kilometres (31 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Ōishida is located in the mountains of north-east Yamagata Prefecture. The Mogami River flows through the town.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Ōishida has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) 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 Ōishida was part of ancient Dewa Province and is mentioned in the Engishiki records as the location of a fortified settlement on the highway connecting Akita Castle on the Sea of Japan with Tagajo on the Pacific coast. During the Edo period it was a river port on the Mogami River partly under the control of Shinjō Domain and partly tenryō territory administered directly by the Tokugawa shogunate. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Kitamurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The village of Ōishida was established on April 1, 1889. It was raised to town status on January 23, 1897.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Ōishida is based on agriculture.

Education[edit]

Ōishida has one elementary school and one middle school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ōishida, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons