It is adjacent to Nara Prefecture on the south, to Shiga Prefecture on the north, and to Mie Prefecture on the east.
River: Kizu-kawa River (Kyoto Prefecture) and Nabari-gawa River
Iga City, Mie Prefecture
Nara City, Nara Prefecture
Koka City, Shiga Prefecture
April 1 - Formed Minamiyamashiro-mura through a merger between Okawara-mura and Takayama-mura
Politics and government
Village mayor: Kazuyoshi TENAKA
National Route 163
Ueno-Minamiyamashiro Line of Mie Prefectural Route, Nara Prefectural Route, and Kyoto Prefectural Route 82
Tsukigase-Imayama Line of Nara Prefectural Route and Kyoto Prefectural Route 753
The area code, 0743, applies to the whole area of Minamiyamashiro-mura (local number is 95; Nara Second Message Area). Kasagi-cho, Ikoma City, Tenri City, Yamatokoriyama City, Yamazoe-mura, Nara City (formerly Tsukigase-mura and Tsuge-mura), and Shijonawate City (Tawaradai area and area under the control of Ikoma telephone station) in Osaka Prefecture are all designated as local calls. Local call rates are applied to calls to areas which are designated as having the area code of 0742 (under the control of Nara First Message Area) used in most of Nara City (however, area code must also be dialed), and calls to areas (Yoshino-gun, etc.) within Nara Prefecture are considered calls made within the prefecture, while calls to areas in Kyoto Prefecture, except for Kasagi-cho, are considered as calls placed to an area outside of the prefecture.