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Oyama, Shizuoka

Oyama
小山町
Town
Oyama Town Hall
Oyama Town Hall
Flag of Oyama
Flag
Official seal of Oyama
Seal
Location of Oyama in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Oyama in Shizuoka Prefecture
Oyama is located in Japan
Oyama
 
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Tōkai
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
District Suntō
Area
 • Total 136.13 km2 (52.56 sq mi)
Population (June 2014)
 • Total 19,498
 • Density 143/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Rapeseed
- Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Phone number 0550-76-1111
Address 57-2 Fujimagari, Oyama-chō, Suntō-gun, Shizuoka-ken 410-1395
Website Official website
Fuji Speedway

Oyama (小山町 Oyama-chō) is a town located in Suntō District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2014, the town has an estimated population of 19,498 and a population density of 143 persons per km². The total area is 136.13 square kilometres (52.56 sq mi).[1]

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Surrounding municipalities 1.1
  • History 2
  • Economy 3
  • Transportation 4
    • Highway 4.1
    • Rail 4.2
  • Sister city relations 5
  • Noted people from Oyama 6
  • References 7

Geography

Oyama is located in the far northeastern corner of Shizuoka Prefecture, bordering on Yamanashi and Kanagawa Prefectures. Located in between the Tanzawa Mountains and the foothills of Mount Fuji, the town has an average altitude of 800 meters, and has a cool climate with heavy rainfall. Some 65% of the town is covered in forest. Fuji Speedway is also located in this town.

Surrounding municipalities

History

A small Suruga-Oyama Station on the Tōkaidō Main Line (now Gotemba Line).

The villages of Rokugo and Suganuma merged to form Oyama on August 1, 1912. Oyama annexed neighboring Ashigara on April 1, 1955, Kitago Village on August 1, 1956 and Subashiri on September 30, 1956. The Furusawa District of former Kitago transferred from Oyama to Gotemba on September 1, 1957.

Economy

Due to its proximity to the Tokyo metropolitan area, Oyama has a mixed economy of agriculture and light industry. Rice is the principal agricultural crop.

Transportation

Highway

Rail

Sister city relations

Noted people from Oyama

References

  1. ^ "Home" (in Japanese). Oyama Town. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 

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