Kamikitayama (上北山村, Kamikitayama-mura) is a village located in Yoshino District, Nara Prefecture, Japan.

Kamikitayama

上北山村
Village
Kamikitayama Village
Kamikitayama Village
Flag of Kamikitayama
Flag
Official seal of Kamikitayama
Chapter
Location of Kamikitayama in Nara Prefecture
Location of Kamikitayama in Nara Prefecture
Kamikitayama is located in Japan
Kamikitayama
Kamikitayama
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°8′N 136°0′E / 34.133°N 136.000°E / 34.133; 136.000Coordinates: 34°8′N 136°0′E / 34.133°N 136.000°E / 34.133; 136.000
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureNara Prefecture
DistrictYoshino
Area
 • Total274.05 km2 (105.81 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total486
 • Density1.8/km2 (4.6/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeZelkova serrata (Japanese elm)
 • FlowerLilium auratum (mountain lily)
 • BirdLesser cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address330 Kawai, Kamikitayama-mura, Nara-ken
639-3701
Websitevill.kamikitayama.nara.jp

As of October 1, 2016, the village has an estimated population of 486. The total area is 274.05 km2.

The village has an aging population. Between 2002 and 2007 the population declined by 15.6%. This trend has continued.

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EducationEdit

As of 2012 the two schools have a combined student population of 27. Even with such a small student body, in 2009 the village began employing an ALT(Assistant Language Teacher) of English from the JET Programme to live and work in village.

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