Kōfu, Yamanashi

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Kōfu
甲府
Special city
甲府市
Shingen Takeda Festival in April
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Location of Kōfu in Yamanashi
Kōfu, Yamanashi is located in Japan
Kōfu
 
Coordinates: 35°40′N 138°34′E / 35.667°N 138.567°E / 35.667; 138.567Coordinates: 35°40′N 138°34′E / 35.667°N 138.567°E / 35.667; 138.567
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Yamanashi
Government
 • Mayor Masanobu Miyajima (since February 2003)
Area
 • Total 212.41 km2 (82.01 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2011)
 • Total 197,540
 • Density 929.99/km2 (2,408.7/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Quercus
- Flower Dianthus
- Bird Common Kingfisher
Phone number 055-237-1161
Address 2-17-1 Aioi, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi-ken
400-8585

Kōfu (甲府市 Kōfu-shi?) is the capital city of Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan.

It has been recognized as a special city since 2000.[1]

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Kōfu City town and Mt. Fuji from Chiyodako-lake, January 2010

Kōfu's name means "capital of Kai Province". During the Sengoku period, it was the stronghold of Takeda Shingen.


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Sports[change | change source]

A J-League football team, Ventforet Kofu is based in Kōfu. Their home ground is the Kose Sports Stadium.

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