Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Yamagata Prefecture

Head of Prefectural Government

Ms. Mieko Yoshimura, Governor
Assumed governorship of Yamagata Prefecture in February 2009(third term)

Location

Emblem

 yamagatakensyou

Area

9,323.15 km2(2019)
9th largest of 47 prefectures

Population

1,077,057 (as of October 2019)
Men: 519,870 Women: 557,187
35th most populated of 47 prefectures

GDP

Nominal: JPY 4.0398 trillion
Real: JPY 3.9321 trillion (both in FY2016)

Capital

Yamagata City

Geographic features

Located on the Sea of Japan side of the Tohoku district, approx. 300 km from Tokyo. 70% of the prefecture is mountainous with the Ou Mountain Range serving as the eastern border with Miyagi Prefecture,and the Asahi Mountain Range in the western part of the prefecture. Farmland accounts for 13% of the total area, while 72% is forest. The Mogami River flows through the central part of the prefecture.

Main industries

Electronic components, devices and circuitry manufacturing; food product manufacturing; chemical industry; etc.

Symbols

Prefectural tree: Cherry
Prefectural flower: Safflower
Prefectural bird: Mandarin duck

Number of visitors

Total 46,507,400 (FY2018)

Administrative divisions

Yamagata Prefecture --- 13 cities, 19 towns, 3 villages

Official website

http://www.pref.yamagata.jp/


Sources: Official website of Yamagata Prefecture; Official website of Geographical Survey Institute

(As of July, 2020)