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Mamurogawa

Mamurogawa
真室川町
Town
Mamurogawa Town Hall
Mamurogawa Town Hall
Flag of Mamurogawa
Flag
Location of Mamurogawa in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Mamurogawa in Yamagata Prefecture
Mamurogawa is located in Japan
Mamurogawa
Mamurogawa
 
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Mogami
Area
 • Total 374.29 km2 (144.51 sq mi)
Population (October 2013)
 • Total 8,607
 • Density 24/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Prunus mume
- Flower Prunus mume
Phone number 0233-62-2111 
Address 127-7 Shincho, Mamurogawa-machi, Mogami-gun, Yamagata-ken 999-5301
Website Official website

Mamurogawa (真室川町 Mamurogawa-machi) is a town located in Mogami District, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 2013, the town has an estimated population of 8,607 and a population density of 23 persons per km². The total area was 374.29 square kilometres (145 sq mi).

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Neighboring municipalities 1.1
  • History 2
  • Economy 3
  • Transportation 4
    • Railway 4.1
    • Highway 4.2

Geography

Mamurogawa is located in the extreme northern Yamagata Prefecture, bordering on Akita Prefecture to the north. The town is located in the Shinjō Valley, surrounding by low mountains on all sides, with the Ou Mountains to the northeast. The area is known for its heavy snowfalls in winter.

Neighboring municipalities

History

The area of present-day Mamurogawa was part of ancient Dewa Province and the location of Sakenobe Castle in the Sengoku period. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Mogami District, Yamagata Prefecture. The village of Mamurogawa was established on April 1, 1889. During World War II, an airbase for training pilots was established by the Imperial Japanese Army. The site is now a park, and part of the grounds of the local high school. Mamurogawa was elevated to town status on April 1, 1950. On August 1, 1954, it absorbed the neighboring villages of Araki and Nozoki.

Economy

The economy of Mamurogawa is based on agriculture and forestry.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

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