Chūō, Yamanashi

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Chūō
中央市
City
Koikawa Post Office in Chūō, Yamanashi
Koikawa Post Office in Chūō, Yamanashi
Flag of Chūō
Flag
Official seal of Chūō
Seal
Location of Chūō in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Chūō in Yamanashi Prefecture
Chūō is located in Japan
Chūō
Chūō
 
Coordinates: 35°36′N 138°41′E / 35.600°N 138.683°E / 35.600; 138.683Coordinates: 35°36′N 138°41′E / 35.600°N 138.683°E / 35.600; 138.683
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
Area
 • Total 31.81 km2 (12.28 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 31,038
 • Density 976/km2 (2,530/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 055-274-1111
Address Usuiahara 301-1, Chūō City, Yamanashi 409-3892
Website www.city.chuo.yamanashi.jp

Chūō (中央市 Chūō-shi?) is a city located in central Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

As of July 2012, the city has an estimated population of 31,038 and a population density of 976 persons per km². The total area was 31.81 km².

Geography[edit]

Chūō is located near the geographic center of the Kōfu Plateau of central Yamanashi Prefecture, hence its name which means centre in Japanese.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The modern city of Chūō was established on February 20, 2006, from the merger of the towns of Tamaho and Tatomi (both from Nakakoma District), and the village of Toyotomi (from Higashiyatsushiro District).

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Education[edit]

External links[edit]

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