Wakayama, Wakayama

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Core city
和歌山市 · Wakayama City
Location of Wakayama in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Wakayama in Wakayama Prefecture
Wakayama is located in Japan
Coordinates: 34°14′N 135°10′E / 34.233°N 135.167°E / 34.233; 135.167Coordinates: 34°14′N 135°10′E / 34.233°N 135.167°E / 34.233; 135.167
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Wakayama Prefecture
 • Mayor Kenichi Ohashi (since August 2002)
 • Total 210.25 km2 (81.18 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2010)
 • Total 369,088
 • Density 1,755.47/km2 (4,546.6/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 81-(0)73-432-0001
Address Nanabancho 23, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県和歌山市七番丁23番)
Website City of Wakayama

Wakayama (和歌山市 Wakayama-shi?) is a city in the Kansai region of Japan on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture.[1]

It has been recognized as a core city since 1997.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Wakayama" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1025; "Kansai" at p. 477.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.

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