Hōfu

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Hōfu
防府市
City
Hofu city seen from Hōfu Tenman-gū shrine.
Hofu city seen from Hōfu Tenman-gū shrine.
Flag of Hōfu
Flag
Location of Hōfu in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Location of Hōfu in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Hōfu is located in Japan
Hōfu
Hōfu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°3′N 131°34′E / 34.050°N 131.567°E / 34.050; 131.567Coordinates: 34°3′N 131°34′E / 34.050°N 131.567°E / 34.050; 131.567
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Yamaguchi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Masato Matsuura
Area
 • Total 188.59 km2 (72.82 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 117,387
 • Density 622.44/km2 (1,612.1/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Sangoju (Viburnum odoratissimum var. awabuki)
 • Flower Scarlet Sage
 • Flowering tree Ume
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 7-1, Kotobukichō, Hōfu-shi, Yamaguchi-ken
747-8501
Website www.city.hofu.yamaguchi.jp

Hōfu (Japanese: 防府市) is a city in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.