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Takahata (高畠町 Takahata-machi) is a town located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. As of October 2015, the town had an estimated population of 23,755, and a population density of 132 persons per km². The total area is 180.26 square kilometres (70 sq mi).
Takahata Town Hall
Location of Takahata in Yamagata Prefecture
|• Total||180.26 km2 (69.60 sq mi)|
|• Density||132/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Japanese Red Pine|
|Address||436-banchi Takahata, Takahata-machi, Higashiokitama-gun, Yamagata-ken 992-0392|
Takahata is located in mountainous southeastern Yamagata Prefecture. The Mogami River flows through the town.
Takahata 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 Takahata was part of ancient Dewa Province. During the Edo period, it was a castle town for ruled by a branch of the Oda clan until their transfer to Tendo Domain, and afterwards a portion was controlled by the Yonezawa Domain. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Higashiokitama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The modern village of Takahata was established on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to town status on December 12, 1895, and the kanji used to write its name assumed its present form in January 1905.
The economy of Takahata is based on agriculture and forestry.
Takahata has six elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school.
Sister city relationsEdit
- site of Takahata Castle
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.