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Location of Kahoku in Yamagata Prefecture
|• Total||52.38 km2 (20.22 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2013)|
|• Density||369/km2 (960/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||81 Yachi, Kahoku-chō, Nishimurayama-gun, Yamagata-ken 999-3511|
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.
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.
The economy of Kahoku is based on agriculture, notably the growing of cherries. Manufacturing of slippers is also an important local industry.
Kahoku is not served by any railway lines.
Twin towns — Sister cities
- Canyon City, Oregon, United States, since October 20, 1993.
Media related to Kahoku, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)