Yamagata, Iwate

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Yamagata
山形村
Former municipality
Flag of Yamagata
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Location of Yamagata in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Yamagata in Iwate Prefecture
Yamagata is located in Japan
Yamagata
Yamagata
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 40°08′55″N 141°31′18″E / 40.14861°N 141.52167°E / 40.14861; 141.52167Coordinates: 40°08′55″N 141°31′18″E / 40.14861°N 141.52167°E / 40.14861; 141.52167
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate Prefecture
District Kunohe
Merged April 1, 2005
(now part of Kuji)
Area
 • Total 295.49 km2 (114.09 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2006)
 • Total 3,121
 • Density 7.89/km2 (20.4/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Japanese white birch
 • Flower Japanese azalea
 • Bird Copper pheasant
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Yamagata (山形村 Yamagata-mura?) was a village located in Kunohe District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

The village of Yamagata was created on April 1, 1889 within Kita-Kunohe District with the establishment of the municipality system. Kita-Kunohe District and Minami-Kunohe Districts merged to form Kunohe District on April 1, 1897. The mountainous area was formerly known for a number of mines, especially ironsand. On March 6, 2006, Yamagata was merged into the expanded city of Kuji.

As of March 1, 2006, the village had an estimated population of 3,121 and a population density of 7.89 persons per km². The total area was 295.49 km².

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