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Nishikawa Town Hall
Location of Nishikawa in Yamagata Prefecture
|• Total||393.19 km2 (151.81 sq mi)|
|Population (October 2015)|
|• Density||14.1/km2 (37/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Siebold’s Beech|
|- Flower||Lysichiton camtschatcensis
|- Animal||Japanese serow|
|Address||510 Kaishō, Nishikawa-machi, Nishimurayama-gun, Yamagata-ken 990-0792|
Nishikawa is located in mountainous central Yamagata and includes Mount Gassan and Mount Asahi within its borders. The Sagae River passes through the town. Part of the town is within the borders of the Bandai-Asahi National Park.
- Yamagata Prefecture
- Niigata Prefecture
Nishikawa 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.
The area of present-day Nishikawa 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 Nishikawa was established on October 1, 1954 by the merger of the villages of Kawadoi, Nishiyama, Hondōji and Ōisawa.
The economy of Nishikawa is based on seasonal tourism and forestry.
Nishikawa has one elementary school and one middle school.
Nishikawa is not served by any passenger rail service. The nearest station is Uzen-Takamatsu Station in the neighboring city of Sagae.
Sister city relations
- "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
Media related to Nishikawa, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)