Tozawa, Yamagata

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Tozawa
戸沢村
Village
Tozawa Village Hall
Tozawa Village Hall
Flag of Tozawa
Flag
Official seal of Tozawa
Seal
Location of Tozawa in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Tozawa in Yamagata Prefecture
Tozawa is located in Japan
Tozawa
Tozawa
 
Coordinates: 38°44′N 140°09′E / 38.733°N 140.150°E / 38.733; 140.150Coordinates: 38°44′N 140°09′E / 38.733°N 140.150°E / 38.733; 140.150
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Mogami
Area
 • Total 261.31 km2 (100.89 sq mi)
Population (November 2015)
 • Total 4,741
 • Density 18.2/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cryptomeria japonica
- Flower Lilium rubellum
Phone number 0233-72-2111 
Address 270 Furukuchi, Tozawa-mura, Mogami-gun, Yamagata-ken 999-6401
Website Official website
Mogami River at Tozawa

Tozawa (戸沢村?, Tozawa-mura) is a village located in Mogami District, Yamagata Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan.

As of October 2015, the village had an estimated population of 4,749 and a population density of 18.2 persons per km². The total area was 261.31 square kilometres (101 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Tozawa is located in north-central eastern Yamagata Prefecture, bordered to the east by the Dewa Mountains. The Mogami River runs through the village.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day was Tozawa part of ancient Dewa Province and during the Nara Period and early Heian period was an important fortified point on the road connecting Akita Castle on the Sea of Japan with Tagajo on the Pacific Ocean. During the Sengoku period, the area was under the control of the Mogami clan. During the Edo period, the village was a river port on the Mogami River. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Mogami District, Yamagata Prefecture. The modern village of Tozawa was established on April 1, 1889. It absorbed the neighboring villages of Furukuchi and Kadokawa in 1955.

Economy[edit]

The main industry is agriculture, livestock and forestry.

Education[edit]

Tozawa has three elementary schools, one middle school and one combined elementary/middle school.

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

Highways[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Tozawa, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons