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°35′58.6″N 138°38′2.1″E / 35.599611°N 138.633917°E / 35.599611; 138.633917Coordinates: 35°35′58.6″N 138°38′2.1″E / 35.599611°N 138.633917°E / 35.599611; 138.633917
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
Area
 • Total 31.69 km2 (12.24 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2012)
 • Total 30,499
 • Density 962/km2 (2,490/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 City Hall

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

As of November 2015, the city had an estimated population of 30,499 and a population density of 962 persons per km². The total area was 31.69 square kilometres (12.24 sq mi).

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. the Fuefuki River flows through the city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Yamanashi Prefecture

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).

Economy[edit]

The economy of Chūō is dominated by agriculture, with rice, corn and tomatoes as the major cash crops.

Education[edit]

  • University of Yamanashi – Medical School campus
  • Chūō has six elementary schools and three middle schools, but no high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Chūō, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons