Yamanashi, Yamanashi

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Yamanashi

山梨市
Yamanashi City Hall
Yamanashi City Hall
Flag of Yamanashi
Flag
Official logo of Yamanashi
Emblem
Location of Yamanashi in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Yamanashi in Yamanashi Prefecture
Yamanashi is located in Japan
Yamanashi
Yamanashi
 
Coordinates: 35°41′36.4″N 138°41′12.8″E / 35.693444°N 138.686889°E / 35.693444; 138.686889Coordinates: 35°41′36.4″N 138°41′12.8″E / 35.693444°N 138.686889°E / 35.693444; 138.686889
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureYamanashi Prefecture
Government
 • MayorHisakata Takekoshi (since February 2010)
Area
 • Total289.80 km2 (111.89 sq mi)
Population
(November 1, 2015)
 • Total34,969
 • Density121/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePinus
- FlowerAzalea
-BirdPlovers
Phone number0553-22-1111
AddressWest Kohara 843, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi-ken 405-8501
Websitehttp://www.city.yamanashi.yamanashi.jp/

Yamanashi (山梨市, Yamanashi-shi) is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

As of November 2015, the city had an estimated population of 34,969, and a population density of 121 persons per km². The total area is 289.80 square kilometres (111.89 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Yamanashi City is located in north-central Yamanashi Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The village of Yamanashi was founded on July 1, 1942, by the merger of two hamlets within Higashiyamanashi District. It was elevated to city status on July 1, 1954.

On March 22, 2005, Yamanashi absorbed the town of Makioka, and the village of Mitomi (both from Higashiyamanashi District).

Economy[edit]

The economy of Yamanashi is based primarily on horticulture, with grapes and peaches as the main cash crops.

Education[edit]

Yamanashi has 12 elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Seihaku-ji – Buddhist temple
  • Oimatakubo-Hachiman-gu

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  2. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Yamanashi, Yamanashi at Wikimedia Commons