Yamaguchi

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Yamaguchi
山口市
City
Yamaguchi City
From top left:Yamaguchi Xavier Memorial Church, Yamaguchi Prefectural Government Museum, Ruriko-ji Five-storied pagoda, View of Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Satellite Earth Station,KDDI Corporation
From top left:Yamaguchi Xavier Memorial Church, Yamaguchi Prefectural Government Museum, Ruriko-ji Five-storied pagoda, View of Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Satellite Earth Station,KDDI Corporation
Flag of Yamaguchi
Flag
Location of Yamaguchi in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Location of Yamaguchi in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Yamaguchi is located in Japan
Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°11′N 131°28′E / 34.183°N 131.467°E / 34.183; 131.467Coordinates: 34°11′N 131°28′E / 34.183°N 131.467°E / 34.183; 131.467
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Yamaguchi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Sumitada Watanabe
Area
 • Total 1,023.31 km2 (395.10 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2010)
 • Total 198,971
 • Density 194.44/km2 (503.6/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Ginkgo
- Flower Rapeseed flowers, Sakura
Address 2-1 Kameyama-cho, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi-ken
753-8650
Phone number 083-922-4111
Website City of Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi Xavier Memorial Church
Rurikō-ji Temple

Yamaguchi (山口市 Yamaguchi-shi?) is the capital city of Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 10, 1929.

As of February 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 198,971 and a population density of 194.44 persons per km². The total area is 1,023.31 km².

There is a famous Buddhist temple, Rurikō-ji (瑠璃光寺 Rurikō-ji?), with a five-story pagoda, a Catholic cathedral that commemorates the visit of Saint Francis Xavier and subsequent introduction of Christianity to Japan in 1550.

Yamaguchi is served by Yamaguchi Ube Airport in nearby Ube.

Merger history[edit]

  • April 1, 1889: 40 towns[* 1] were merged to form the town of Yamaguchi.
  • April 1, 1905: The village of Kami-unorei was merged into the town of Yamaguchi.
  • July 1, 1915: The village of Shimo-unorei was merged into the town of Yamaguchi.
  • April 10, 1929: The town of Yamaguchi absorbed the village of Yoshiki to create the city of Yamaguchi (1st Generation).
  • April 1, 1941: The village of Miyano was merged into the city of Yamaguchi.
  • April 1, 1944: The towns of Ogōri and Ajisu, and the villages of Hirakawa, Ōtoshi, Sue, Natajima, Aiofutajima, Kagawa and Sayama were merged with the city of Yamaguchi (1st Generation) to become the new city of Yamaguchi (2nd Generation). (At that time of the merger, all of them were from Yoshiki District.)
  • November 23, 1947: The town of Ajisu was broken off from Yamaguchi.
  • November 1, 1949: The town of Ogōri was broken off from Yamaguchi.
  • November 3, 1963: The village of Suzenji (from the Yoshiki District) merged into Yamaguchi.
  • May 1, 1963: The town of Ōuchi (from Yoshiki District) was merged into Yamaguchi.
  • October 1, 2005: Yamaguchi (2nd Generation) absorbed the town of Tokuji (from Saba District), and the towns of Aio, Ajisu and Ogōri (all from Yoshiki District) to create the 3rd city of Yamaguchi.
  • January 16, 2010: Yamaguchi absorbed the town of Atō (from Abu District).
  1. ^ Kami-Kanakoso, Shimo-Kanakoso, Yawatanobaba, Noda, Kami-Tatekōji, Shimo-Tatekōji, Ishigan-non, Dōso, Enseiji, Dōnomae, Ōichi, Shogan-shōji, Kubo-shōji, Sentō-shōji, Shinbaba, Ushirogawara, Nakagawara, Hayamada, Shin, Komeya, Otsubone-shōji, Ima-shōji, Nakaichi, Aimono-shōji, Tachiuri, Matsunoki, Kitano-shōji, Babadono-shōji, Yonedono-shōji, Dōjōmonzen, Imaichi, Imamichi, Wani-ishi, Ōzuke, Shinbashi, Nishimonzen, Itoyone-shōji, Arataka, Ta and Nakasanai (all from Yoshiki District)

Climate[edit]

Yamaguchi has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and cool winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is much higher in summer than in winter.

Climate data for Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
9.4
(48.9)
13.2
(55.8)
19.1
(66.4)
23.5
(74.3)
26.5
(79.7)
30.1
(86.2)
31.4
(88.5)
27.5
(81.5)
22.3
(72.1)
16.8
(62.2)
11.2
(52.2)
19.97
(67.94)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.7
(38.7)
4.4
(39.9)
7.6
(45.7)
13.4
(56.1)
17.9
(64.2)
21.8
(71.2)
25.7
(78.3)
26.6
(79.9)
22.5
(72.5)
16.5
(61.7)
10.8
(51.4)
5.7
(42.3)
14.72
(58.49)
Average low °C (°F) −0.5
(31.1)
0.1
(32.2)
2.4
(36.3)
7.6
(45.7)
12.3
(54.1)
17.5
(63.5)
22.1
(71.8)
22.7
(72.9)
18.4
(65.1)
11.4
(52.5)
5.9
(42.6)
1.1
(34)
10.08
(50.15)
Precipitation mm (inches) 73.4
(2.89)
91.1
(3.587)
142.3
(5.602)
199.8
(7.866)
175.7
(6.917)
305.4
(12.024)
299.2
(11.78)
154.0
(6.063)
180.9
(7.122)
97.6
(3.843)
71.2
(2.803)
53.5
(2.106)
1,844.1
(72.603)
Snowfall cm (inches) 15
(5.9)
15
(5.9)
3
(1.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
5
(2)
38
(15)
 % humidity 76 75 73 71 72 77 80 78 79 77 78 68 75.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 120.2 119.2 161.0 181.6 203.4 159.0 174.6 203.2 157.4 178.0 144.6 128.1 1,930.3
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [1]

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Media related to Yamaguchi at Wikimedia Commons

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Yamaguchi.