Iide, Yamagata

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Iide
飯豊町
Town
Iide Town Hall
Iide Town Hall
Flag of Iide
Flag
Official seal of Iide
Seal
Location of Iide in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Iide in Yamagata Prefecture
Iide is located in Japan
Iide
Iide
 
Coordinates: 38°02′45″N 139°59′15″E / 38.04583°N 139.98750°E / 38.04583; 139.98750Coordinates: 38°02′45″N 139°59′15″E / 38.04583°N 139.98750°E / 38.04583; 139.98750
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Nishiokitama
Area
 • Total 329.60 km2 (127.26 sq mi)
Population (November 2013)
 • Total 7,558
 • Density 22.9/km2 (59/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Maple
- Flower Lilium
Phone number 0238-72-2111
Address 2888-banchi Tsubaki, Iide-machi, Nishiokitama-gun, Yamagata-ken 999-0696
Website

Iide (飯豊町, Iide-machi) is a town located in Nishiokitama District, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.

As of November 2013, the town had an estimated population of 7,558 and a population density of 22.9 persons per km². The total area was 329.60 square kilometres (127 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Iide is located in mountainous southern Yamagata Prefecture, bordered by Fukushima Prefecture to the south.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Iide is based on agriculture.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Iide, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons