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Yamanobe Town Hall
Location of Yamanobe in Yamagata Prefecture
|• Total||61.36 km2 (23.69 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2013)|
|• Density||241/km2 (620/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Tree||Japanese yew|
|• Flower||Japanese gentian|
|• Bird||Northern goshawk|
|Address||5-banchi Midorigaoka, Yamanobe-machi, Nishimurayama-gun, Yamagata-ken 990-0392|
Yamanobe is located in the southeast end of the Yamagata Basin in central Yamagata Prefecture, surrounded by mountains. Mount Shirataka is partially within the borders of the town.
- Yamagata Prefecture
Yamanobe 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 Yamanobe was part of ancient Dewa Province. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Higashimurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The modern village of Yamanobe was established on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to town status in 1896.
The economy of Yamanobe is based on agriculture.
- site of Yamanobe Castle
Noted People from Yamanobe
- Mineichirō Adachi – diplomat, legal scholar
Media related to Yamanobe, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)