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|• - Mayor||Masashi Shirakura (since November 2004)|
|• Total||602.89 km2 (232.78 sq mi)|
|Population (July 1, 2012)|
|• Density||77.2/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese Red Pine|
|Address||961-1 Daizu-namada, Sutama-chō, Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi-ken 408-0188|
Hokuto is located in far northwest Yamanashi Prefecture. Most of the area of the city is mountainous.
During the Edo period, all of Kai Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in April 1, 1889, the rural district of Kitakoma was formed.
The modern city of Hokuto was established on November 1, 2004, from the merger of the towns of Hakushū, Nagasaka, Sutama and Takane, and the villages of Akeno, Mukawa and Ōizumi (all from Kitakoma District).
- Central Japan Railway Company - Chūō Main Line
- Central Japan Railway Company - Koumi Line
- - Fukuroi, Shizuoka – since March 9, 1987 between former Asaba, Shizuoka and former Akeno, Yamanashi
- - Joetsu, Niigata – since January 17, 1991 between former Misaka Town and former Kakizaki, Niigata and Sutama, Yamanashi
- - Hamura, Tokyo – since October 1, 1996 with former Takane Town
- - Nishitokyo, Tokyo since February 4, 1999 between former Tanashi, Tokyo and the former town of Sutama, Yamanashi
- - Madison County, Kentucky, USA – since May 12, 1990 with former municipalities of Takane, Nagasaka, Ōizumi, and Kobuchisawa
- - LeMars, Iowa, USA – since July 3, 1993 with former Sutama Town
- – Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea – since March 21, 2003 with former Takane Town
- - Manciano, Tuscany, Italy with former Kobuchisawa Town
- - Crowsnest Pass, Alberta (unratified)
Media related to Hokuto, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons
- Hokuto City official website (Japanese)