Yamagata, Nagano

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Yamagata
山形村
Village
Yamagata Village Hall
Yamagata Village Hall
Flag of Yamagata
Flag
Official seal of Yamagata
Seal
Location of Yamagata in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Yamagata in Nagano Prefecture
Yamagata is located in Japan
Yamagata
Yamagata
 
Coordinates: 36°10′4.9″N 137°52′43.9″E / 36.168028°N 137.878861°E / 36.168028; 137.878861Coordinates: 36°10′4.9″N 137°52′43.9″E / 36.168028°N 137.878861°E / 36.168028; 137.878861
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Nagano
District Higashichikuma
Area
 • Total 24.98 km2 (9.64 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 8,321
 • Density 333/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Taxus cuspidata
• Flower Rhododendron indicum
Phone number 0263-98-3111
Address 2030-1, Yamagata-mura, Higashichikuma-gun, Nagano-ken 390-1392
Website www.vill.yamagata.nagano.jp
Nagano Kiyomizu-dera

Yamagata (山形村, Yamagata-mura) is a village located in Chiisagata District in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 8,321 and a population density of 333 persons per km². Its total area was 24.98 square kilometres (9.64 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Yamagata is located in the centre of Nagano Prefecture in the Matsumoto Basin at an altitude of approximately 700 meters. Mount Hachimori (2447 meters) is partially within the borders of the village.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Yamanaga was part of ancient Shinano Province. The area was part of the holdings of Matsumoto Domain during the Edo period. The modern village of Yamagata was established on April 1, 1889 by the establishment of the municipalities system and has not changed its borders since that time.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the village is based on agriculture.

Education[edit]

Yamagata has one public elementary school and one public middle school shared with the neighboring village of Asahi. The village does not have a high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

The village does not have any passenger railway service.

Highway[edit]

The village is not located on any national highway.

Sister city relationship[edit]

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