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Prefecture of Yamagata, Japan

Location of prefecture of Yamagata on a map

Yamagata is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 1,244,040 people, it is the 33rd largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Yamagata gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Yamagata is lead by Mieko Yoshimuraand is based in the prefecture capital of Yamagata (Population: 254,538).

The most populous cities in Yamagata are: Yamagata-shi (Population: 254,538), Sakata (Population: 100,446), Tsuruoka (Population: 99,820), Yonezawa (Population: 94,486), Tendo (Population: 65,393).

Yamagata Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_06
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Yamagata-shi (Population: 254,538)
Head of Government Mieko Yoshimura
Total Population 1,244,040
Total Area 9,323 sq km (3,600 sq miles)
Population Density 133.4 sq km (345.6 sq miles)
This page was last modified on July 24, 2015.

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