Asahi, Yamagata (Nishimurayama)

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Asahi
朝日町
Town
Asahi Town Hall
Asahi Town Hall
Flag of Asahi
Flag
Official seal of Asahi
Seal
Location of Asahi in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Asahi in Yamagata Prefecture
Asahi is located in Japan
Asahi
Asahi
 
Coordinates: 38°18′N 140°09′E / 38.300°N 140.150°E / 38.300; 140.150Coordinates: 38°18′N 140°09′E / 38.300°N 140.150°E / 38.300; 140.150
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Nishimurayama
Area
 • Total 196.73 km2 (75.96 sq mi)
Population (November 2013)
 • Total 7,397
 • Density 37.6/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Siebold’s beech
• Flower Lilium rubellum
• Bird Varied tit
• Animal Japanese serow
Phone number 0237-67-2111
Address 1115 Miyajuku, Asahi-machi, Nishimurayama-gun, Yamagata-ken 990-1442
Website Official website

Asahi (朝日町?, Asahi-machi) is a town located in Nishimurayama District Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. The town should not be confused with the former village of Asahi in the same prefecture.

As of November 2013, the town had an estimated population of 7,397 and a population density of 37.6 persons per km2. The total area was 196.73 square kilometres (76 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Asahi is located in mountainous central Yamagata, and contains Mount Asahi within its borders. The Mogami River forms the western border of the town.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Asahi 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 Asahi was part of ancient Dewa Province. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Nishimurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The modern town of Asahi was established on November 1, 1954 by the merger of the town of Miyajuku with the villages of Oya, and Nishiimogawa.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Asahi is based on agriculture.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Asahi has no train service. The nearest station is Aterazawa Station in the neighboring town of Ōe.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Asahi, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons