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′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
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
Government
 • - Mayor Hisakata Takekoshi (since February 2010)
Area
 • Total 289.80 km2 (111.89 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2015)
 • Total 34,969
 • Density 121/km2 (310/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 November 2015, the city had an estimated population of 34,969 and a population density of 121 persons per km². The total area was 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

Noted 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