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Oguni Town Hall
Location of Oguni in Yamagata Prefecture
|• Total||737.55 km2 (284.77 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2013)|
|• Density||11.2/km2 (29/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Japanese beech|
|• Bird||Japanese bush-warbler|
|Address||2-70 Ogunikosaka, Oguni-chō, Yamagata-ken 999-1363|
Oguni is located in mountainous southwestern Yamagata Prefecture, bordered by Niigata Prefecture to the west and south.
- Yamagata Prefecture
- Fukushima Prefecture
- Niigata Prefecture
Oguni 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 Oguni was part of ancient Dewa Province and was ruled as part of Yonezawa Domain during the Edo period. After the start of the Meiji period, most of the area of Iide became part of Nishiokitama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The village of Ogunimoto was established on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to town status on November 3, 1943, becoming the town of Oguni. It absorbed the neighboring villages of Minamioguni and Kitaoguni on March 31, 1954 and the village of Tsugawa on August 1, 1960.
The economy of Oguni is based on agriculture and forestry, and electrical power production from numerous dams.
Media related to Oguni, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)