Fuefuki

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Fuefuki
笛吹市
City
Ichinomiya Asama Shrine
Ichinomiya Asama Shrine
Flag of Fuefuki
Flag
Official seal of Fuefuki
Seal
Location of Fuefuki in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Fuefuki in Yamanashi Prefecture
Fuefuki is located in Japan
Fuefuki
Fuefuki
 
Coordinates: 35°39′03″N 138°38′21″E / 35.65083°N 138.63917°E / 35.65083; 138.63917Coordinates: 35°39′03″N 138°38′21″E / 35.65083°N 138.63917°E / 35.65083; 138.63917
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
Government
 • - Mayor Masanao Ogino (since November 2011)
Area
 • Total 201.92 km2 (77.96 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 70,294
 • Density 348/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Peach
- Flower Rose
-Bird Blue-and-White Flycatcher
Phone number 052-262-4111
Address 777 Ichibu, Isawa-chō, Fuefuki-shi, Yamanashi-ken 406-8510
Website www.city.fuefuki.yamanashi.jp

Fuefuki (笛吹市 Fuefuki-shi?) is a city in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

As of July 2012, the city has an estimated population of 70,297 and a population density of 348 persons per km². The total area is 201.92 km².

Geography[edit]

Fuefuki is located in central Yamanashi Prefecture. Just over 50% of the area of the city is covered in forest.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

The following municipalities surrounding the city clockwise starting from Kōfu.

History[edit]

During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate, with a daikansho based at the village of Isawa. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in April 1, 1889, the rural districts of Higashiyatsushiro and Higashiyamanashi Districts were formed.

The modern city of Fuefuki was established on October 12, 2004, from the merger of the towns of Ichinomiya, Isawa, Misaka and Yatsushiro, the village of Sakaigawa (all from Higashiyatsushiro District), and the town of Kasugai (from Higashiyamanashi District). The name refers to the Fuefuki River that flows through the city. The city hall is located at the former Isawa Town Hall, and other former towns and village halls were converted to satellite offices.

On August 1, 2006, Fuefuki later absorbed the village of Ashigawa (also from Higashiyatsushiro District. Higashiyatsushiro District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

Transportation[edit]

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Sister cities[edit]

Notable people from Fuefuki[edit]

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