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Murayama, Yamagata

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Murayama, Yamagata

Murayama City Hall
Murayama City Hall
Flag of Murayama
Official seal of Murayama
Location of Murayama in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Murayama in Yamagata Prefecture
Murayama is located in Japan
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
 • Total 196.83 km2 (76.00 sq mi)
Population (October 2013)
 • Total 25,577
 • Density 130/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Red Pine
- Flower Rose
Phone number 0237-55-2111
Address 1-3-6 Chūō, Murayama-shi, Yamagata-ken 995-8666
Website Official website

Murayama (村山市 Murayama-shi) is a city located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 2013, the city had an estimated population of 25,577 and a population density of 130 persons per km². The total area was 196.83 square kilometres (76 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 and sister cities 6.1
  • Noted people from Murayama 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Murayama is located in northeast Yamagata Prefecture, in a river valley of the Mogami River, with branches of the Ōu Mountains to the east and west.

Neighboring municipalities


Murayama 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 Murayama was part of ancient Dewa Province. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Kitamurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The modern town of Murayama was established on April 1, 1954.


The economy of Murayama is based on agriculture.




International relations

Twin towns and sister cities

Noted people from Murayama


  1. ^ Embassy of Japan in Moscow - Sister city relationships

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website (Japanese)
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