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Yamanobe, Yamagata

Yamanobe Town Hall
Yamanobe Town Hall
Flag of Yamanobe
Official seal of Yamanobe
Location of Yamanobe in Yamagata Prefecture
Location of Yamanobe in Yamagata Prefecture
Yamanobe is located in Japan
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Higashimurayama
 • Total 61.36 km2 (23.69 sq mi)
Population (November 2013)
 • Total 14,773
 • Density 241/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City symbols  
• Tree Japanese yew
• Flower Japanese gentian
• Bird Northern goshawk
Phone number 023-667-1111
Address 5-banchi Midorigaoka, Yamanobe-machi, Nishimurayama-gun, Yamagata-ken 990-0392
Website Official website

Yamanobe (山辺町 Yamanobe-machi) is a town located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.

As of November 2013, the town had an estimated population of 14,773 and a population density of 241 persons per km2. The total area was 61.36 square kilometres (24 sq mi).


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.

Neighboring municipalities


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.




Local attractions

  • site of Yamanobe Castle

Noted People from Yamanobe

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website (Japanese)
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