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Obanazawa is a city located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.As of October 2013, the city had an estimated population of 17,756 and a population density of 47.7 persons per km². The total area was 372.32km².GeographyObanazawa is located in a mountain valley northeast Yamagata Prefecture, bordered by the Mogami River to the west and the Ōu Mountains to the east.Neighboring municipalitiesYamagata PrefectureHigashine, YamagataMurayama, YamagataŌishida, YamagataMogami, YamagataFunagata, YamagataKami, MiyagiSendai, MiyagiClimateObanazawa 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 Obanazawa was part of ancient Dewa Province. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Kitamurayama District, Yamagata Prefecture. The modern village of Obanazawa was established on April 1, 1889, and was raised to town status on July 26, 1897. It was made a city on April 10, 1959.
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