Yamanashi, Yamanashi

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Yamanashi
山梨市
City
Yamanashi City Hall
Yamanashi City Hall
Flag of Yamanashi
Flag
Official seal of Yamanashi
Seal
Location of Yamanashi in Yamanashi Prefecture
Location of Yamanashi in Yamanashi Prefecture
Yamanashi is located in Japan
Yamanashi
Yamanashi
 
Coordinates: 35°41′21″N 138°41′25″E / 35.68917°N 138.69028°E / 35.68917; 138.69028Coordinates: 35°41′21″N 138°41′25″E / 35.68917°N 138.69028°E / 35.68917; 138.69028
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
Government
 • - Mayor Hisakata Takekoshi (since February 2010)
Area
 • Total 289.87 km2 (111.92 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2013)
 • Total 35,735
 • Density 125/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pinus
- Flower Azalea
-Bird Plovers
Phone number 0553-22-1111
Address West Kohara 843, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi-ken 405-8501
Website www.city.yamanashi.yamanashi.jp

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

As of July 2012, the city had an estimated population of 36,192 and a population density of 125 persons per km². The total area is 289.87 km².

Geography[edit]

Yamanashi City is located in north-central Yamanashi Prefecture.

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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).

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External links[edit]

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