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Iide Town Hall
Location of Iide in Yamagata Prefecture
|• Total||329.60 km2 (127.26 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2013)|
|• Density||22.9/km2 (59/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||2888-banchi Tsubaki, Iide-machi, Nishiokitama-gun, Yamagata-ken 999-0696|
Iide is located in mountainous southern Yamagata Prefecture, bordered by Fukushima Prefecture to the south.
- Yamagata Prefecture
- Fukushima Prefecture
Iide 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.
The area of present-day Iide was part of ancient Dewa Province. After the start of the Meiji period, most of the area of Iide became part of Nishiokitama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The modern village of Iide was established on October 1, 1954 by the merger of the villages of Toyohara, Sogawa and Toyokawa. It was elevated to town status on September 1, 1958 after merging with the village of Nakatsugawa from Minamiokitama District.
The economy of Iide is based on agriculture.
Media related to Iide, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)