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Higashine is a city located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.As of October 2013, the city had an estimated population of 47,159 and a population density of 228 persons per km². The total area was 207.17km².GeographyHigashine is located in the Yamagata Basin of central Yamagata, surrounded by mountains to the north, east and south. The city's western border is the Mogami River.Neighboring municipalitiesYamagata PrefectureMurayama, YamagataTendō, YamagataKahoku, YamagataObanazawa, YamagataYamagata, YamagataSendai, MiyagiClimateHigashine 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.HistoryThe area of present-day Higashine was part of ancient Dewa Province and is mentioned in the Engishiki records of the early Heian period. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Kitamurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The modern village of Higashine was established on April 1, 1889 and was raised to town status on June 15, 1896. It attained city status on November 3, 1958.
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