Kai, Yamanashi

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This article is about the city in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. For other uses, see Kai.
Kai
甲斐市
City
Shingen Embankment and Kamanashi River
Shingen Embankment and Kamanashi River
Flag of Kai
Flag
Official seal of Kai
Seal
Location of Kai in Yamanashi
Location of Kai in Yamanashi
Kai is located in Japan
Kai
Kai
 
Coordinates: 35°40′N 138°31′E / 35.667°N 138.517°E / 35.667; 138.517Coordinates: 35°40′N 138°31′E / 35.667°N 138.517°E / 35.667; 138.517
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
Area
 • Total 71.94 km2 (27.78 sq mi)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 73,641
 • Density 1,020/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 055-276-2111 
Address 2610 Shinohara, Kai-shi, Yamanashi 400-0395
Website www.city.kai.yamanashi.jp

Kai (甲斐市 Kai-shi?) is a city located in central Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

As of July 2012, the city has an estimated population of 73,641 and a population density of 1,020 persons per km². The total area was 71.94 km².

Geography[edit]

Kai is located in central Yamanashi Prefecture, orientated north-south along the banks of the Kamanashi River

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The modern city of Kai was established on September 1, 2004, from the merger of the town of Futaba (from Kitakoma District), and the towns of Ryūō and Shikishima (both from Nakakoma District). It rather confusingly takes its name from the old name for Yamanashi Prefecture, Kai Province.

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External links[edit]

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