Nakayama, Yamagata

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Nakayama Town Hall
Nakayama Town Hall
Flag of Nakayama
Official seal of Nakayama
Location of Nakayama in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Nakayama in Yamagata Prefecture
Nakayama is located in Japan
Coordinates: 38°20′N 140°17′E / 38.333°N 140.283°E / 38.333; 140.283Coordinates: 38°20′N 140°17′E / 38.333°N 140.283°E / 38.333; 140.283
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Higashimurayama
 • Total 31.23 km2 (12.06 sq mi)
Population (November 2013)
 • Total 11,663
 • Density 373/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Ginkgo biloba
- Flower Sunflower
Phone number 023- 662-2111
Address 120 Nagasaki, Nakayama-machi, Nishimurayama-gun, Yamagata-ken 990-0492

Nakayama (中山町, Nakayama-machi) is a town located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. As of November 2013, the town had an estimated population of 11,663, and a population density of 373 persons per km². The total area is 31.23 square kilometres (12 sq mi).


Nakayama is located in the western end of the Yamagata Basin in central Yamagata Prefecture, surrounded by mountains. The Mogami River flows through the town.

Neighboring municipalities


Nakayama 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 Nakayama was part of ancient Dewa Province. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Higashimurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The modern town of Nakayama was established on October 1, 1954 by the merger of the town of Nagasaki with the village of Mogami.


The economy of Nakayama is based on agriculture.




External links

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