Koikawa Post Office in Chūō, Yamanashi
Location of Chūō in Yamanashi Prefecture
|• Total||31.69 km2 (12.24 sq mi)|
|Population (November 1, 2012)|
|• Density||962/km2 (2,490/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||Usuiahara 301-1, Chūō City, Yamanashi 409-3892|
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.
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).
The economy of Chūō is dominated by agriculture, with rice, corn and tomatoes as the major cash crops.
- University of Yamanashi – Medical School campus
- Chūō has six elementary schools and three middle schools, but no high school.
Media related to Chūō, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)
- Central Japan Railway's information about the Chūō Shinkansen
- Linear Chūō Express (in Japanese)