Yamagata, Gifu

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Flag of Yamagata
Location of Yamagata in Gifu Prefecture
Location of Yamagata in Gifu Prefecture
Yamagata is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°30′N 136°47′E / 35.500°N 136.783°E / 35.500; 136.783Coordinates: 35°30′N 136°47′E / 35.500°N 136.783°E / 35.500; 136.783
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Gifu Prefecture
 • Mayor Hiromasa Hayashi[1]
 • Total 222.04 km2 (85.73 sq mi)
Population (July 2012[2])
 • Total 28,878
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
 • Tree Chestnut
 • Flower Japanese bellflower
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1000-1 Takaki, Yamagata-shi, Gifu-ken
Website www.city.yamagata.gifu.jp

Yamagata (山県市?, Yamagata-shi) is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

As of July 2011, the city has an estimated population of 28,878 and a population density of 130 persons per km². The total area is 222.04 km².


Yamagata is located in south-west Gifu Prefecture, north of Gifu city (the prefectural capital of Gifu).

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


Yamagata City Hall
  • The modern city of Yamagata was established on April 1, 2003, from the merger of the towns of Miyama and Takatomi, and the village of Ijira (all from Yamagata District).
  • The name, Yamagata, has already existed in one of the oldest Japanese family registry which was published in 702 and has been stored in Shosoin, Nara. This fact means that Yamagata is one of the oldest place names in Japanese history.

Educational institutions[edit]

  • Yamagata High School
  • Takatomi Junior High School
  • Ijira Junior High School
  • Miyama Junior High School
  • Takatomi Elementary School
  • Tomioka Elementary School
  • Umehara Elementary School
  • Oga Elementary School
  • Sakurao Elementary School
  • Ijira Minami Elementary School
  • Ijira Kita Elementary School
  • Miyama Elementary School
  • Iwazakura Elementary School

Sister city[edit]

Yamagata has one sister city:


  1. ^ 市長の部屋. Yamagata official homepage (in Japanese). Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ 岐阜県の人口・世帯数人口動態統計調査結果. Gifu prefectural website (in Japanese). Gifu Prefecture. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ US-Japan Sister Cities

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