Wakayama, Wakayama

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Wakayama
和歌山市
Core City
Wakayama City
Wakayama Castle, Nishinomaru Garden, Saikazaki, Kimiidera Temple, Downtown Wakayama viewed from the castle keep
Wakayama Castle, Nishinomaru Garden, Saikazaki, Kimiidera Temple, Downtown Wakayama viewed from the castle keep
Flag of Wakayama
Flag
Official seal of Wakayama
Seal
Location of Wakayama in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Wakayama in Wakayama Prefecture
Wakayama is located in Japan
Wakayama
Wakayama
Location of Wakayama in Wakayama Prefecture
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 Honshu (Kansai)
Prefecture Wakayama Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kenichi Ohashi
Area
 • Land 210.25 km2 (81.18 sq mi)
Population (1 May 2017)
 • Total 360,664
 • Density 1,730/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora
- Flower Azalea
Website www.city.wakayama.wakayama.jp

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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