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Ōishida Town Hall
Flag of Ōishida
Official seal of Ōishida
Location of Ōishida in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Ōishida in Yamagata Prefecture
Ōishida is located in Japan
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Kitamurayama
 • Total 79.59 km2 (30.73 sq mi)
Population (October 2013)
 • Total 7,652
 • Density 91.6/km2 (237/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Katsura
- Flower Cherry blossom
Phone number 0237-35-2111
Address 1 Midori-cho, Ōishida-machi, Kitatagawa-gun, Yamagata-ken 999-4112
Website Official website

Ōishida (大石田町 Ōishida-machi) is a town located in Kitamurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 2013, the town had an estimated population of 7,652 and a population density of 96.1 persons per km². The total area was 79.59 square kilometres (31 sq mi).


  • Geography 1
    • Neighboring municipalities 1.1
  • Climate 2
  • History 3
  • Economy 4
  • Transportation 5
    • Railway 5.1
    • Highway 5.2
  • International relations 6
    • Twin towns — Sister cities 6.1
  • External links 7


Ōishida is located in the mountains of north-east Yamagata Prefecture. The Mogami River flows through the town.

Neighboring municipalities


Ōishida 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 Ōishida was part of ancient Dewa Province and is mentioned in the Engishiki records as the location of a fortified settlement on the highway connecting Akita Castle on the Sea of Japan with Tagajo on the Pacific coast. During the Edo period it was a river port on the Mogami River partly under the control of Shinjō Domain and partly tenryō territory administered directly by the Tokugawa shogunate. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Kitamurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The village of Ōishida was established on April 1, 1889. It was raised to town status on January 23, 1897.


The economy of Ōishida is based on agriculture.




International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website (Japanese)
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