Kahoku, Yamagata

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Kahoku
河北町
Town
Kahoku Town Hall
Flag of Kahoku
Flag
Official seal of Kahoku
Seal
Location of Kahoku in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Kahoku in Yamagata Prefecture
Kahoku is located in Japan
Kahoku
Kahoku
 
Coordinates: 38°25′35″N 140°18′52″E / 38.42639°N 140.31444°E / 38.42639; 140.31444Coordinates: 38°25′35″N 140°18′52″E / 38.42639°N 140.31444°E / 38.42639; 140.31444
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Nishimurayama
Area
 • Total 52.38 km2 (20.22 sq mi)
Population (October 2013)
 • Total 19,303
 • Density 369/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Flower Safflower
Phone number 0237-73-2111
Address 81 Yachi, Kahoku-chō, Nishimurayama-gun, Yamagata-ken 999-3511
Website Official website

Kahoku (河北町 Kahoku-chō?) is a town located in Nishimurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 2013, the town had an estimated population of 19,303 and a population density of 369 persons per km². The total area was 52.38 square kilometres (20 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Kahoku is located in central Yamagata Prefecture, in a river valley of the Mogami River, with branches of the Ōu Mountains to the east and west.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Kahoku 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 Kahoku 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 Kahoku was established on April 1, 1954.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Kahoku is based on agriculture, notably the growing of cherries. Manufacturing of slippers is also an important local industry.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Kahoku is not served by any railway lines.

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kahoku, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons